• Sesame Seeds – 500 Grams/2 large mugs (£2.98)
• Sugar – 500 Grams/2 large mugs (75p)
• Water – ½ a mug
Hey pimp-kids! Today we’re gonna be making a very special treat for you! Ever had one of those small sesame seed bars (if not DO! You can find them in most health shops) and wished it would last just that bit longer? Well get ready because your wish is about to granted in the form of “BIG BIRD’S SESAME STREET SNAP!!”
As always we like to add an educational element to our pimp so sit up and pay attention as we take you through the formula for making this beast…
Step 1: O-n-e!: Measure out two large (preferably happy face style – a happy pimp is a good pimp!) mugs of sesame seeds.
Step 2: T-w-o: Pour the seeds into a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: T-h-r-e-e: Measure out two large (again preferably happy face style) mugs of sugar.
(Did you know?: Those little bits on your hamburger are actually sesame seeds to give that extra nutty sesame flavour!)
(WARNING: Young pimpers should get their parents help and or supervision as this stage involves handling boiling liquids)
Step 4: F-o-u-r: Pour ½ a mug of water into a frying pan & heat until steaming.
Step 5: F-i-v-e: Add 500 grams of sugar into the water & boil until mixture turns to syrup. This stage will take approx 10 minutes.
Step 6: S-i-x: Add the sugar-syrup mixture to the bowl of sesame seeds.
(Okay kids can take over again – scary parts over!)
Step 7: S-e-v-e-n: Stir the syrup and seeds together to form a sticky mixture (a good measure of consistency is when you are having trouble mixing but don’t spend too long on this stage as the mixtures hardens fast!).
(Did you know?: Japanese cuisine uses sesame seeds to make goma-dofu which is made from sesame paste and starch)
Step 8: E-i-g-h-t: Separate the mixture between three separate containers (thin baking tins).
Step 9: N-i-n-e: Mould ridges into one of the three layers (to go on the top of the snack – beware, sticky fingers may follow!).
Step 10: T-e-n: Place in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.
(Sesame Fact: Sesame oil is used for massage and health treatments of the body in the ancient Indian ayurvedic system with the types of massage called abianga and shirodara)
Step 11: E-l-e-v-e-n: You should now have three very solid and perfectly shaped slices of sesame glory. To finish – place in the oven on a low heat for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Step 12: T-w-e-l-v-e: Remove the snacks from their tin containers and place on top of one another, with the ridged layer on top.
Step 13: T-h-i-r-t-e-e-n: Et Viola – one giant sesame snack we call the ‘Big Birds Sesame Street Snap’. It’s as easy as a, b, c!!!
Well pimp-kids that’s all for today! We hope you’ve had as much fun as we have and hopefully learned something along the way – tune in next time where we’ll be discussing the dynamics of actually eating such a colossal snack and the health repercussions that may follow!