Sesame-coated date and almond sweetmeats
( SERVES 30 )
- Chop almonds, toasted walnuts, chopped pitted dates and raisins in a food processor until a sticky paste forms. This may need to be done in two batches.
- Melt butter and honey together in a saucepan. Add spices, then stir in the paste mixture. Stir over a gentle heat for a minute, until thoroughly combined.
- Remove to cool, then shape into 30 walnut-sized balls and chill for 1 hour to firm. Roll balls in sesame seeds to coat. Store in the fridge.
1 cup blanched almonds
1 cup toasted walnuts
1 cup chopped, pitted dates
1 cup raisins
50g butter, melted
½ cup honey
1 tsp each ground ginger and cinnamon
½ cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted