Sesame Dessert Recipe – A Sweet and Nutty Delight for Any Occasion

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Sesame Dessert
  • Yield: 15-20 pieces
  • Prep time: 2::0 h
  • Cook time: 25 m
  • Ready in: 2:25 h
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Immerse yourself in the delectable world of Turkish sweets with our Exquisite Semolina and Sesame Dessert, a traditional Susam Tatlısı recipe. This version uniquely features semolina, elevating the classic sesame sweet to new heights of flavor and texture. Perfect for anyone who loves exploring diverse culinary traditions, this Sesame Dessert offers a delightful combination of the nutty richness of sesame seeds and the comforting, slightly grainy texture of semolina. It’s a treat that’s sure to impress with its subtle sweetness and satisfying crunch.

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Nutritional Values

3500 kcal
60 g
150 g
500 g
20 g
300 g


  • Instructions

    1-In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds until golden brown, stirring frequently to prevent them from burning. Set aside.

  • 2-In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the semolina and cook, stirring continuously, until it becomes lightly golden.

  • 3-In a saucepan, mix the sugar, honey, and water. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and simmer to form a light syrup. Stir in the lemon juice.

  • 4-Gradually pour the hot syrup into the toasted semolina, stirring constantly. Mix in the toasted sesame seeds (and chopped nuts, if using).

  • 5-Continue to cook the mixture for a few more minutes until it thickens and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan.

  • 6-Transfer the mixture to a greased dish or tray. Press down evenly and allow it to cool and set.

  • 7-Once cooled, cut the Susam Tatlısı into your desired shapes, typically squares or diamonds.

  • 8-Serve at room temperature as a delightful and unique sweet treat.

  • Conclusion

    Our Sesame Dessert brings a piece of Turkish culinary heritage to your table, offering a unique taste experience. Perfect for those special moments or as a delightful everyday treat, this Sesame Dessert is a testament to the rich and diverse world of Turkish desserts. It's a simple yet sophisticated sweet that combines the best of sesame and semolina.

Smart Tips

  • Watch the Heat: Ensure the semolina is toasted to a light golden color; over-browning can alter the flavor.

  • Syrup Timing: The syrup should be just thick enough to coat the back of a spoon before mixing with the semolina.

  • Pressing Technique: Press the mixture firmly into the dish to ensure it holds together well after cooling.

  • Customizing Flavors: Feel free to experiment with different nuts or even a splash of rose water in the syrup for a floral note.

  • Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature. It stays fresh and delicious for several days.

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