Do you find yourself in a bind for an emergency hostess gift? The last few years I was rarely in that situation thanks to diligent canning and preserving. Last year, I made a conscious decision to slow down my jam-making activities to reduce backlog in my larder. As a result, I don’t have many ready-made hostess gift anymore. On the other hand, my friends let out a collective sigh of relief. Finally, no more jam!
Last week I needed to come up with a quick hostess gift while juggling a few other baking projects at the same time. I wanted something easy to make, keeps well, travels well, and can be slowly savoured over weeks. I made sesame candies not too long ago and they certainly fit all the criteria. The only problem was that I was not 100% happy with the result last time.