Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Somali Sesame Seed Sweet (Sisin)

This is a very easy sweet to make and it tastes very good! It goes by very quickly so it is easier to get things prepared before starting.

Also, once it is completed it very sticky and it sticks to the pan but it if you let the pan and spoon soak in water it comes right off.

I used Brown sesame seeds, they are the same as regular sesame seeds just a brown color. These are the only sesame seeds available in my area. I tried using toasted sesame seeds before but in my opinion it was not as good as the regular seeds.

Cook time about 10 minutes plus 30 minutes for cooling

Serves about 8-10 people

1 1/8 Cups of Sugar

1 Cup of Sesame Seeds

Before starting, prepare a sheet of wax paper and spray it with a non-stick spray. Also, spray a baking dish or cookie sheet (anything with a flat surface) and a towel or oven mitt.

Get a non-stick pan and add the sugar.

Cook on medium high (about a 6)

Stir constantly until all the sugar is melted. (Use a wooden or metal spoon, a plastic spoon will melt)

Add the Sesame Seeds and stir quickly to coat all of it with the melted sugar.

Immediately drop it in the sprayed dish.

Use the wax paper and towel or oven mitt to press down and flatten the Sisin.

Cool for about 30 minutes.

It will be very hard so I cover it and hit it with a rolling pin to break into small pieces.


1 comment:

  1. Wow thanks for posting this. Sisiin has always been a favorite, but I never realized how easy it was to make.