Hi guys! Remember how I said I love the warm Asian desserts? Well, let’s say hello to black sesame paste! This is one of my favourites – but only when it is super-thick and robust with sesame flavour.
Did you know black sesame promotes black hair? I’m not sure how true that is because Dad really likes this dessert, and even when drinking my homemade one and the instant ones, his hair is just getting whiter and whiter! haha.
Anyway, it looks pretty chunky but that’s because I don’t really like black sesame paste to be super-smooth…I like to have something to bite.
Black sesame paste
(by CC, a.k.a. Dumpling Love)
~3/4 cup Black sesame seeds
~2 cups Water
Rock sugar, to taste
1. Toast the black sesame seeds in a frypan over LOW heat until fragrant and toasted (please do not be tempted to turn the heat higher because the seeds will become too toasted, or burn, which results in a bitter flavour).
2. Boil 1 cup water in a small saucepan
3. In the meantime, combine 1 cup water and the sesame seeds in a blender and puree until smooth (I don’t puree mine for too long because I like mine a bit gritty; If it is very thick, add more water so it is like a slurry)
4. Once water has boiled, and sesame seeds are pureed to your liking, add the pureed seed to the saucepan and turn heat to low
5. Do not let it reach a rapid boil – just a slight simmer.
6. If using milk, add some milk (around 1/2 cup). (I don’t add this because Mum doesn’t like milk much)
7. Add rock sugar to taste
8. Depending on your preferred thickness, add cornstarch solution (cornstarch + water) and stir continuously.
9. Serve warm plain, with tong yuan, or beancurd.
Once again, I’d like to apologise profusely for my exceptionally bad recipes. These desserts are really just ‘cook to your liking’ I think.
I’ll be submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #20: Asian Dessert Buffet, hosted by Moon of Food Playground.
This is going to be my last post before I go on my holiday, I’ll see you when I get back! With many photos! hehe.
Thanks for reading! ^^ Have a great weekend, everyone!