Cubbaita - an ancient Sicilian recipe for sesame seed and almond nougat.
– 7 oz. sesame seeds
– 2 oz. almonds
– 5.5 oz. sugar
– 2.8 oz. honey
Toast the sesame seeds and almonds in the oven for 15 minutes at 150°C – 300°F.
Put the sugar and honey in a pot and cook over medium heat until it reaches 130°C – 265°F.
Add the toasted sesame seeds and almonds, mix and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
Pour into a 20x20 cm – 8 inch square baking dish lined with baking paper and level it using half a lemon.
Sprinkle the top with coloured funfetti.
Let it cool down a little, then cut in bars or diamond shapes and let it get back to room temperature.
Keep in an air tight container.