As a child, one of my favourite yummy items were the crunchy sesame snacks that my grandma used to buy for me at the supermarket. As time went on, most shops in the UK stopped selling them in bags on their own but it was still possible to get them mixed in with other savoury snacks. By the time I was an adult, I had stopped seeing them anywhere at all.
I always remembered the sesame snacks with fondness but thought that they were probably a snack of a bye-gone era for me.
That was until I saw something very similar in a Trader Joe’s Store in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA when I was there for a conference 4 years ago. I bought three 1kg bags, ate one during my 10 days there and brought the other two back home to Israel.
The taste, texture, and smell of these divine snacks brought back memories of my grandma and my childhood and they were wonderful as were the memories they evoked. There was now a problem. How would I get more?
I realised that I was going to have to find a recipe for them and try and make them at home but I wasn’t sure how good they would be. In the end, I found a few recipes, added a little bit of my own flair and hey presto, here are today’s homemade sesame sticks.