CRAFT by Under My Host® Issue No. 14 Sci-Fi & Fantasy - Page 91

These sesame bars are our best seller, by far. Lots of brown sugar combined with a thick, raw honey produce the caramel that holds the nuts and sesame seeds together over a thick shortbread crust. Cut them into small pieces; they are very rich and one or two bites is enough. Read the instructions care- fully: the bars come out of the oven very underbaked and set up as they cool. Don’t be tempted to bake them longer because the caramel will be too hard and not chewy. MAKES 3 DOZEN SESAME CASHEW BARS Crust 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 13⁄4 sticks (7 ounces) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1⁄4-inch cubes 2⁄3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt Filling 31⁄2 cups salted cashews, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (see page 241) 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar 11⁄2 cups plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown Y\xa \]ۙ^H YH BHX\ۜX]HܙX[BHX\ۈ[[H^X[HH LHKZ[[][[Z[[H[ XZ[\H]^[ݙ\HY\ˈ\HYH^H܈]\B[ XZHHܝ\ X[HH\]\ۈY\[[[[H\܈]Y]HY][YK[H[[H]\ܛ\YX\H^HوX[X\  Xۙˈ\Hܝ\ܝ[X[H\\Y[[\ۈܛH[][^Y\ݙ\[YY\]H܈]X\ Z[]\܈\›ݙ\Y ZX]Hݙ[ L0ZHHܝ\[[[X] HZ[]\ˈ]\YH [HHܝ\\[XZHH[[ˈX[HH\]\[YHYY[[[H Z^[[]\YKY[H]\[H]X\[ݙ\X] YHܘ[[]Y[ۈY\[ۙ^H[ݙ\YKB][HX] \[ۜ[K[[HY\\\[Y[\\[Y[ ܛZ[\HX\[X[[܈XX\ 0ۈH[H\[Y]\[[ݙHHHX][\[HܙX[H[[[K\[HX\][KZ^[H\]Z^\H[[[X[Y \H[[ۈوHZYܝ\[[][^Y\]\H[Hݙ[[ZH[[H\[Y[X\[ۙHY\وH[ۛH[H[\\[\]ZY   Z[]\ˈH[[[\X\[BZY ]\\H[\ܝ[ݙ\ZKH[[[]\\]˂]\YH\][H[[ݙ\[YY\]Hݙ\Y YH[]وH[[[ݙHH\[ۙH\Hˈ][\K\^ Lxa Z[]X\\˂ܙH[[Z\Y۝Z[\[HYY\]܈܈\ YZ˂H[Y ]SۙH Mˈ[Y\\Y