Monday, October 3, 2016

The Bad Seed (1956) - "The Bad Seed" Candy

"The Bad Seed" Candy - a companion recipe for The Bad Seed (1956), directed by Mervyn LeRoy.

"Rhoda Penmark (Patty McCormack) is the perfect eight-year-old child. She’s neat, tidy, overly respectful, and practices her piano dutifully.  The fact that she lost a penmanship award to a fellow student doesn’t still well with her," says Outpost Zeta. But could it drive little Rhoda to murder? Is she really the "bad seed" of the title?

Here is our take on's Crunchy Sesame Seed Candy, but to tie in with our title, we've added a (plot) twist, substituting black sesame seeds instead of the more traditional white ones. You can find the recipe here:

Cut them into small squares or bars, as the recipe suggests, but for something really special, use mini cookie cutters to make shapes just after you turn them out of the pan, while the candies are still warm. If you work quickly, you may even be able to re-warm and re-roll the scraps--I put the remaining scraps in a glass dish and microwaved it for 30 seconds on 20% power, twice, until the mass was softened, and then rolled them out with the side of my non-stick spray can and got a second cutting.

Tip: find sesame seeds in your local Asian foods market, where they are considerably less expensive than buying them at a conventional grocery store!

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