Hello guys! Real talk today. I’ve been feeling in a creative rut. Every couple months I run into this creative block because I get burnt out from working full time and creating in the kitchen. It all becomes too much for me. Instead of just sitting around doing nothing, I decided to just get out of head and make something simple. Recently, I’ve been drawn to simple, delicious recipes that I can make in the limited amount of time I have. One thing I’ve been making on the regular is this black sesame paste.
The first time I ever made this was for my black sesame creme brulee recipe. It was so mind blowing I couldn’t stop making it. I literally bought a big thing of black sesame seeds and have been trying to use it in everything. It is literally the best thing to have when you need a quick but healthy snack. Sesame seeds are a great source of nutrients – namely calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin b1, and many many others. And it tastes so good so it doesn’t feel like you’re eating something healthy!
I usually put the paste in a jar and bring it to work where it can keep for weeks. (Side note – these are the jars I use for everything and it is so easy to bring to work.) I put this black sesame paste on toast or dip fruit into it. My fruit of choice is bananas. The nutty flavor goes really well with the sweetness of fruits.
Black Sesame Paste
- Toast black sesame seeds for 30 seconds or until you can smell the toasted sesame.
- Pour sesame seeds into spice grinder and pulse for 1 minute. The sesame seeds should be well broken down and no big pieces are noticeable. You can also use a food processor if you don't have a spice grinder.
- Add in the honey and pulse for another minute. The resulting paste should be thick and creamy.