Pasteli (toasted sesame bars)



Helen Tzougaantos

If you love a bit of crunch, these bars are for you. They are very simple to prepare with few ingredients, but mastering the perfect crunch can be elusive. 

The trick is to simmer the honey mixture long enough to strengthen the bond of the honey glue – too short a simmer and your bars will be soft, not crunchy (though still delicious). The peanuts can be swapped for almonds, macadamias, pistachios or cashews, or you can omit the nuts altogether and double the sesame quantity for a nut-free version.Read More


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