Sesame seed is the ultimate brain food and an excellent source of calcium. Enjoy its benefits with these traditional sesame bars from the Greek island of Sifnos.


Recipe Summary test

15 mins
15 mins
15 mins
45 mins
15 1x3 inch bars


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring honey to a boil in a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring with wooden spoon. Add sesame seeds, lemon juice, cinnamon, cardamom, and coriander, tossing to combine until light and golden.

  • Turn the dough onto a cookie sheet lined with half of the parchment or wax paper and fold the other half over the dough. Roll out dough between papers to a 1/4 inch thinness. Allow to cool.

  • Using a ruler and a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough through the papers into bars or squares of your favorite size. To serve, peel papers off and enjoy your sesame bar!

Cook's Notes:

You can use any of your favorite spices.

Before you start, brush all utensils and implements including the paper sheet with sweet wine such as manischewitz, mavrodafni, communion wine, or even liqueur, to reduce sticking.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 24.2g; fat 11.2g; sodium 3.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

Rating: 4 stars
I had a couple issues with this recipe. They were my fault, but I think including some things in the directions would have helped. First, I forgot to toast the sesame seeds, and that would have helped greatly with the flavor. It would have been helpful to include how to toast the seeds. Second, I didnt read the notes until after the mixture was cooling, and the information would have been helpful in the directions. My papers stuck on one side because I didn't put anything on them. Otherwise, I like trying new things, and these were tasty. Read More