Buttery Sesame Sticks are a buttery snack rolled in sesame seeds. Perfect as a snack or appetizer.
I love the buttery flavor of these sesame sticks. They’re the perfect little nibble before a meal, especially when you have company over for dinner. You can make these ahead by storing them in an airtight container to save you time in the kitchen right before a dinner party.
When we were visiting family in Saintes, about a 5 hour drive south of Paris, we would have apéritifs with nuts and little crackers similar to these buttery sesame sticks before the evening meal. Even little starters like these were delicious, although simple, but they remind me of how important it is to savor time with family. Each year we see little reminders that we are all getting a little older. Life's too short to waste it on mediocre starters, don’t you think?
The dough for these sticks is a simple pie crust recipe, made from scratch using a big bowl with a potato masher or your food processor. The dough will need to be refrigerated for two hours or until it is completely chilled and it does take some time to scoop out the dough and roll these cute little sticks but they’re worth it. Truly.
You can easily make larger sesame sticks if you want, but be sure to double the recipe.
These would make a good snack to pack in lunches but I think they’re best shared with family and friends before a meal. Pass a dish of these around while you catch up and swap funny stories, maybe even while you meet some new people and welcome them into your circle of friends. If you like pie crust, you’ll really love these sesame sticks.
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