Poppy Seed Candy
- 1 pound poppy seeds
- 2 cups honey
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups chopped nuts
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
- Have the poppy seeds ground for you when you buy them. If this is not possible,
grind them in a food chopper or pound with a mortar and pestle. Cook together the
honey and sugar until syrupy. Stir in the poppy seeds and cook until mixture is
thick, about 20 minutes. Stir frequently. (Drop a little on a wet surface; if it
doesn't run, it is thick enough.) Stir in the nuts and ginger.
- Moisten hands; pat out mixture onto wet board to thickness of about 1/2-inch.
Let cool 5 minutes, then cut into diamonds or squares with a sharp knife. When knife
sticks, dip into hot water. Cool completely and lift from board with a spatula.
Source: Lior's Kitchen Talk