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POPPY SEED CANDY - MOHNLACH 
Yield: 18-24 Pieces

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup mohn (poppy seeds)
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ to ½ tsp ginger (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped almonds or walnuts
Directions:
Wash the mohn several times and drain overnight in a cheesecloth bag or in a cloth-lined sieve.

In a saucepan, combine the honey, sugar, and ginger. Cook over low heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat. Stir in the mohn and chopped nuts. Return to the heat and bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly to prevent the honey from scorching. Cook for about 10 - 12 minutes, until a drop of the mixture forms a small ball when dropped into cold water.

Spread the mixture on a wet pastry board or baking sheet. With the back of a spoon moistened with cold water, flatten to the desired thickness, about ¼ inch. when slightly cool and hardened, cut into diamond shapes. When cooled completely, use a spatula to lift the candies off the board.

Variation:

Flatten out to desired thickness using the back of a tablespoon moistened with cold wine.

 

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