by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sesame and Pistachio Snack (Pastelli)
I can't recall circumstances. I can't recall specific instances. What I can recall are little crinkly paper-wrapped bites of sesame honey treats. My mom always had them around when I was very young. So young that I think it was before my brother and sisters even take up residence in my memories (I'm a good deal older than them). The soft sticky chew. The feel of my teeth slicing through those dense, sweet seeds. The comforting blanket of seeds so tiny and grassy and coated in honey. This is what they were. Pastelli by another name.
Those little bites from my childhood didn't have pistachios in them. But I like the addition. It adds color without changing the flavor. These are a sweet treat. In so many ways.
- ¾ c. + 2 tsp. sesame seeds
- ⅓ c. shelled pistachios, broken in half
- ¼ c. sugar
- ¼ c. honey
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IHCC theme: Getting a little Nutty ...or Seedy!
Michiana-based food, drink, and travel writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, single malt Scotch, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.