Vietnamese Sesame and Peanut Candy Recipe ( Keo Me Xung )
This is the famous nougat from the Vietnamese capital Imperial (Hue) – a mixture of peanut, flour, sesame peanut, sugar.
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup roasted peanut
1/2 cup roasted sesame
2 tablespoons waterchestnut flour
juice of 1/2 lemon
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
Grease metal tray with 1 tablespoon oil and pread over with 1/4 cup of sesame.
Mix 1/3 cup of water with the flour. Stir well and set aside.
In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon cooking ,and then add 1/3 cup of remaining water and sugar in.
Bring the sugar mixture to the boil. Boil rapidly until the mixture turn godlen and thick. Add lemon juice in and stir to combine.
Add the flour into the sugar mixture, continuing to stir until all lumps are gone. Reduce the heat. Keep stirring occasionally to avoid burning at the bottom and the flour is fold evenly into the mixture.
When the flour is cooked ( it will become semi transparent ) fold the vanilla essence and peanut in. Remove from the heat.
Place the ready mixture over the greased metal tray. Roll out evenly ( 1 cm thick ), top with the remainng sesame. Cut into bite-site pieces. Served with hot tea.
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