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for Preparing a Chikki
(Sesame Brittle) :
Prepare a large counter-top or
table for rolling-out the hot
brittle by cleaning it well and
oiling it lightly.
Combine in a saucepan:
cup brown sugar, Indian if possible*
stirring constantly, until the
sugar is melted, then add:
teaspoon baking soda
to heat (stirring constantly or
the mixture will burn) until a
tiny amount of mixture dripped
onto the surface of the stove
is crunchy as it cools - 265 degrees
on a candy thermometer
or the "hard-ball stage."
The mixture will be dark brown.
Now quickly stir in:
cups roasted sesame seeds
cup roasted peanuts, chopped
out onto the prepared surface,
and roll out quickly and vigorously
into a thin layer with
an oiled rolling pin. The mixture
will become brittle as it cools.
Break into pieces and put
on a serving dish.
If you have difficulty with cleanup,
you can pour boiling water over
your pan or spoon to melt the
Note: White sugar also works well,
but the flavor will be more bland.