Sesame seed sticks from Mali (Meni-meniyong)
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- 100 g sesame seeds
- 50 g margarine
- 1 cup sugar
Heat the sesame seeds in a shallow pan without any oil, until they begin to jump about and turn golden.
Shake the pan so that they do not stick or burn.
Allow to cool.
Using a heavy pan, heat the margarine and then add the sugar.
Stir continuously until the mixture begins to caramelise.
Pour the sesame seeds into the warm mixture and stir thoroughly.
Transfer the mixture into a flat tin.
As the mixture cools, shape it into sticks either by cutting or rolling, and thencoating it with more sesame seeds if required.