Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Candy from Ancient Greece

We are studying ancient Greece right now for history. We're just starting out and so far we have listened to Homer's The Odyssey, worked on Zeus' family tree and made these little treats (that apparently were popular during symposiums in ancient Greece). They were very simple and the kids really liked them.

Here's the recipe:

7 tablespoons of sesame seeds
4 large tablespoons of honey
(That's it!)

Add sesame seeds and honey to a small saucepan. Simmer on low for 15 minutes stirring regularly. Remove from heat and let cool stirring occasionally. Let it cool until it's almost room temperature. It gets really stiff, so you may want to pour it onto a piece of wax paper while it's still warm and let it cool there. When it's cool, wet you hands with cold water and roll small spoonfuls into balls. You can wrap them in squares of wax paper.

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