These soft and chewy flatbreads are accompanied by an easy, but addictive, salted honey butter.
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These muffins have the nutty taste of sesame punctuated by pieces of sweet, chewy figs.
Nutty white sesame gets a flavor boost from orange and vanilla, with chunks of pistachios for crunch. A drizzle of pomegranate molasses adds the perfect sweet-tart finale.
I'll warn you now that these make me think of silly romantic things like warm summer sunsets over the Aegean. But hey, honey + Medjool dates will do that to you.
This Black-and-White Sesame Brittle from Kir Jensen's The Sugar Cube is ideal to bring along to any dinner party, simple to make, impressive to gift, and a sweet treat to nibble on after any meal.
I can remember the first time I ate a protein bar. It was between games at a high school volleyball tournament. Our team was huddled in a hallway, passing around bags of snacks. Suddenly something landed in my paw that wasn't my highly anticipated soft and chewy La Bagel Delight sesame bagel. It was a wrapped lemon Luna Bar.
This year my Halloween costume was a bit of a bust. I dressed up as the Green Fairy, intending for people to make the connection between the Green Fairy, which is a nickname for Absinthe, and my boyfriend's costume as a 19th century, bohemian French painter. Everyone thought I was Tinkerbell. On the positive side, I was left with a bottle of Absinthe which we had bought to "add authenticity" to our costumes.
Equally at home in savory and sweet dishes, sesame seeds are beloved the world over for their delicate nutty flavor. As a kid I loved koulourakia, twisted sesame seed topped Greek butter cookies traditionally prepared at Easter time. But it wasn't until recently that I learned that sesame seeds are part of American cookie heritage as well—you'll find them center stage in the Benne Wafer, a lowcountry classic.
Just prior to opening Flour in 2000, Joanne Chang was featured in the Boston Globe for a story all about cookies, and it was a giant photo of these Black Sesame Lace Cookies that illustrated the story. These cookies were a holdover from Chang's days as a pastry chef, where she made these delicate, sesame dotted rounds to garnish bowls of ice cream and sorbet.