Tunisian Takoua is an easy to make dessert which goes perfectly with a strong cup of coffee.
  Serves:  16 balls     Serving: per ball       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
  • 250 g (8 oz) sesame seeds
  • 50 ml (3 tbsp) orange blossom water or rosewater
  • 50 g (2 oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 50 g (1 oz) icing (confectioner's) sugar
To garnish
  • Mint leaves
  • Orange segments
  1. Toast the seeds in a flat pan over a medium heat.
  2. Pour the seeds into a food processor. Add the orange blossom water and whizz to a coarse paste.
  3. Add the sugar and continue blending for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Turn the paste out onto a plate. Form the paste into small balls about 2 cm (¾") in diameter and roll in icing sugar to coat them.
Titli's Tips
Make sure you keep stirring the sesame seeds during toasting to ensure they don't burn. The paste is quite coarse but it is sticky enough to make good balls with.

I like to serve these on mint leaves with segments of orange that have been trimmed to remove their skins. Goes nicely with a strong cup of coffee!

Takoua will keep in an airtight box for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 92 4%
Calories from Fat 61
Total Fat 6.8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Unsaturated Fat 5.6g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 6.8g 2%
Dietary Fibre 2.0g 8%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 2.4g 4%
Cholesterol 0mgs 0%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.