Sunday, April 25, 2010

GLUTEN-FREE VEGETARIAN SESAME SNACK FROM TRADER JOE


Is this snack delicious, gluten free and vegetarian? Definitely! Is it health food? Not exactly. Have you ever eaten those middle eastern candies made of sesame seeds, honey and sugar syrup? They're usually very hard and sticky and crunchy and murder on your teeth. This particular take on sweet sesame candy is totally different. Still sweet, but soft and very versatile. The "crepe" as it is named by Trader Joe, has the weight of thick fruit leather, and the flexibility of it, too. 

Ignoring for the moment the hedonist's wild method of simply tearing off pieces of the rounds until they have eventually disappeared (perfectly acceptable in certain settings, incidentally), here are some serving suggestions you might want to consider:

1. Spread a crepe with honey, slice into eight wedges, roll up, beginning at pointy end. Serve on platter with dried figs.

2. Roughly cut or tear a circle of apricot fruit leather and place on one "crepe. Slice both layers into eighths and roll up from pointy end. Serve with fresh grapes.

3. Spread one "crepe" with raspberry jam. Place a second over the first and cut into 12 slices. Eat as you would pie, and pair each slice with a cup of mint tea, hot or iced.

How would you serve these sweet treats? 


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2 comments:

Patrick B. said...

I've seen something like this at the Asian market.

G.F.Veg said...

hi patrick,
yes i think these were made in thailand....dont have a pkg in front of me right now, tho, so cant be sure.
thanks for writing and hope you'll subscribe!