Pasteli (sesame bars)

Pasteli (sesame bars)
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  • 2 cups honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup sesame
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 1 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 2-3 rusks, powdered
  • a little orange peel
  • a little sunflower oil


    1. Chop the almonds and hazelnuts and separately roast the almonds, the hazelnuts and the sesame, until golden. Mix them in a bowl, and add the orange peel and the rusks. 

    2. Boil the honey and water for 12-14 minutes, until they turn into a thick syrup. Add the almonds, hazelnuts, and sesame and spread the mixture onto a bakind dish lined with parchment paper and greased witl sunflower oil. 

    3. Wet your fingers or a spatula and make sure the surface of the pasteli is even. When the pasteli is lukewarm, cut it into rextangular pieces. Store in an airtight metal container. 


The honey syrup is ready when, adding a small amount to cold water, it can be moulded into a ball.