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Sesame Bars with Almond Flour

One of my favorite thing to have with my cup of coffee in the morning, is definitely a crunchy, buttery bar – just like these sesame bars. These sesame bars are so easy to make and are enriched with almond flour. It’s delicious, crunchy, buttery and rich, and would also be a perfect snack for Passover. You just have to try these!

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Sesame Bars with Almond Flour

Photo: Natalie Levin



Sesame Bars with Almond Flour

20*20 cm square pan

For the dough:
75 grams almond meal
40 grams cornstarch
60 grams matzo meal (or plain flour)
30 grams sugar
75 grams cold butter, cut into cubes
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg

For sesame layer:
50 grams butter
75 grams sugar
2 tbsp. maple syrup
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
80 grams sesame seeds

Preparation:

  1. Make the dough: Preheat oven to 170c degrees and slightly grease the pan.
  2. In a food processor with a steel blade put almond meal, cornstarch, matzo meal, sugar, butter, salt and vanilla and blend until crumbly mixture is formed.
  3. Add egg and continue blending only until large clumps of dough form.
  4. Transfer the dough to your pan and flatten it on the bottom. Make sure you get a level layer.
  5. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until golden.
  6. Sesame layer: in a small saucepan melt butter, sugar, maple syrup, salt and vanilla until everything is melted and mixture is smooth.
  7. Add sesame seeds and mix well. Remove from heat.
  8. Transfer the sesame mixture over the baked dough layer and spread it using a small spatula.
  9. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until sesame layer is golden brown.
  10. Cool completely, cut into cubes and sereve.

Notes:

  • Keep the cookies in a sealed box for up to 5-6 days.
  • Instead of maple syrup you can use honey or date syrup same amount.
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