I was on Google today, and I wanted to search Greek candies and remembered these lovely candies I had in Greece. They are called, Pastelli Androu- (Walnut & honey candy from Andros.)
I wanted to share this recipe with you and it is a very easy recipe. – Cheers
Pastelli Androu Recipe-
2 cups of coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup of toasted bread crumbs
Orange blossom water
1/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of fresh honey
In a medium size bowl, combine the walnuts and bread crumbs. Next sprinkle the bottom of a 10 inch pan, with orange blossom water and enough sesame seeds to cover the entire bottom surface.
In a medium saucepan, bring the sugar and honey to a boil over medium high heat and cook to what we like to call the “hardball stage.” (250- 256 degrees on a candy thermometer.) Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the walnut mixture and stirring pretty fast with a wooden spoon.
Next spread the mixture into a prepared pan with a spatula dipped in orange blossom water. Place a bit more sesame seeds on top and let cool.
Store covered in a cool and dry place.
Kali Orexi, Bon Apetite. 🙂