Sesame Candy


Preparation info
  • Serves

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

  • About

I remember my father buying sesame seeds in an Italian bakery since when I was growing up there were no ethnic markets in The Bronx to buy sesame seeds in bulk. He made this delicious brittle for Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, adding a Sicilian touch to a beloved American holiday. Giurgiulena is the Sicilian name, and cubaita is the Sicilian-Arabic name for this treat.