I will be the first to admit that this recipe caused a bit of a stir! It evoked some strong reactions from our willing testers, the majority of whom, thinking they were being offered chocolate truffles, were taken by surprise, discovering their intense sesame flavour and nutty texture. Testers’ opinions were very much divided, though those that loved them really loved them and the enthusiasm for these moreish little treats won over, confirming that this recipe is one to be shared and enjoyed.
The great thing about this recipe is that it can be customised to suit your taste. You could replace the raisins with chopped dried apricots for example, or the sesame seeds with almonds. The combinations are endless. If you find that the mixture is a little dry, then add some of the orange juice, left over from zesting, drop-by-drop until the mixture is of a rollable consistency.
Should you be feeling creative, you could roll the finished balls in various ingredients, such as coconut, cocoa, or chopped nuts.