Pasteli

Pasteli

This pastry made of sesame seeds and honey is usually made for celebrations such as weddings, baptism, feasts.
The Amorgian version of the Pasteli wants it softer and reinforced with some cumin. It is served on a lemon tree leaf to anhance its distinctive taste.
In August, takes place the Pasteli festival in Chora. 
Curious can then assist to its preparation:
In a large pot honey is warmed with a little bit of sugar. When it start boiling they add the sesame seeds stirring continuously and continue to cook while stirring to mix completely and thoroughly. When the seeds are fully mixed in and the mixture has boiled again, they remove the mixture from the heat pour it on a wooden table rubbed with red wine.
Using wooden sticks it is formed in a flat rectangle, then it is sprinkled with cumin seeds.
After it is let to cool for a while, cut into diamond shaped pieces, put on lemon tree leaf and shared to the crowd.