A Simple Southern China Dessert--Black Sesame Paste
Apr. 25, 2010 2:31 pm
Updated: Nov. 19, 2012 12:03 pm
When I posted a message about what recipes you would like to see in my
blogs, one of the AI friends asked for a Chinese dessert. I am from
Southern China, the desserts we make can be very simple. When I think
about what we had for dessert in the past, we seemed to like "paste".
Sesame paste is a simple Southern China dessert recipe. It is easy to
make, and if you like I can teach you to premake this dessert, and next
time, it will only take 5 minutes to make it.
cup black sesame seed
1/4 cup stick rice flour(you may use stick
rice and blend it into powder)
1/4 cup white sugar
2 cups water
up a frying pan on medium heat, then put the sesame seed in it. Stir it
regularly to prevent it from burning. Toast it for about 10 minutes.
the sesame seed, sugar and the stick rice flour into a blender. Add one
cup of cold water. It has to be cold water! Blend everything together
until you cannot see any whole sesame seed.
Transfer everything to
a pot, and add one cup of water. Bring it to boil. Turn down the stove
to medium heat, stir everything evenly, and keep it simmering for 5
minutes. You are ready to serve!
How to premake this dessert:
the sticky rice flour in a frying pan until it turns yellow. Then store
the sticky rice flour in a container.
Toast the black sesame
seed in a frying pan as well, then use a coffee grinder to grind it to
powder. Keep it in a separate container.
When you are ready to
make the dessert, boil some hot water. Use the ratio of sesame seed:
sugar: flour= 2:1:1, add a moderate amount of water, mix everything
evenly, then you are ready to serve.
1) You may find an
instant version of this dessert in the store, but when you make it your
own, it is richer and has a stronger flavor!
2) You may add some roasted ground almond on top when you serve this!
Next week, we will be making Salt and Pepper Shrimp...Stay tuned!!