Giuggiulena – Sicilian sesame nougat

Makes15
30 minutes

Ingredients

Sicilian sesame nougat

  • 125g of honey, preferably orange blossom honey
  • 50g of sugar
  • 125g of sesame seeds, toasted
  • 100g of almonds, unskinned and toasted
  • 1 orange, zested

Method

1
Put the sugar and honey in a heavy-based pan over a low flame and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the sesame seeds and almonds and cook until the mixture is golden brown
2
Add the orange zest and tip out onto a flat surface – marble is the best but you can use a greased parchement paper on the kitchen surface
3
To spread the ‘giggiulena’ in a regular rectangle you can use a wet knife or you can put another piece of parchment paper on top of the nougat and work with a rolling pin
4
After few minutes you can cut your nougat with a big knife into pieces. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container