~a collection of eclectic recipes and misadventures in the kitchen~
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Quick and Easy Black Sesame Paste
Black sesame is said to be good for keeping hair dark and glossy and preventing the growth of white hairs. Once again..the chinese and our penchant for associating like-coloured foods to supposed health benefits...
But i was surprised not to find a recipe on my favourite Asian food blogs....
After some tweaking and experimenting, ta-dah!!! Quick and easy black sesame paste!!! (U do need a food processor or blender though...)
ingredients for 2: 1/2 cup cooked rice 1/4 grounded black sesame seeds (i bought mine in a packet but you can also get whole black sesame seeds and toast them slightly) 2 tbs sugar 1 to 2 cups boiling water (more or less depending on your preference)
directions: Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Blend with hand blender or food processer til smooth. Bring to the boil and stir constantly to prevent burning/ sticking. Serve warm.
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!