Benny Cakes

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"This is a traditional Bahamian treat. I haven't made this yet, but it sounds a bit like peanut brittle, but made with sesame seeds instead of peanuts. Servings is a complete GUESS!!! I think that, instead of dropping spoonfuls, I would spread it in a parchment lined shallow tray, let set, and then cut into squares."

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (35.5 g)
  • Calories 116.1
  • Total Fat - 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 16.7 g
  • Protein - 1.6 g
  • Calcium - 88.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add seeds. Stir continuously until seeds have browned evenly. Pour seeds into a heatproof bowl and set aside.

Step 2

In the same pan combine sugar, water, and a pinch of salt. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Add benny seeds to liquid mixture and continue to stir with a wooden spoon to avoid mixture from burning. Adjust heat and simmer until the mixture coats the spoon and is golden brown in color.

Step 3

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased pan and let it set until cool and firm.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Snacks



I made this to be enjoyed with coffe. The recipe is perfect; thaaanks! I cut these still lukewarm into 2 cm bites. wow!

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(2 Aug 2016)