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Black Sesame Paste

Course: Condiments, How to
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: black sesame, sesame paste
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 (Tbsp black sesame paste)
Author: Nami
For the Japanese and some Asians, black sesame flavor is commonly used especially in desserts and baked goods.  Popular recipes include macarons, purin (pudding), chiffon cake, mochi, bread, ice cream, and more. 


[ 1 : 1 = sesame : honey ]


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    How To Make Black Sesame Paste Ingredients
  2. Grind the black sesame seeds by mortar and pestle or in food processor. It takes some time for sesame seeds to secrete oil, but be patient.
    How To Make Black Sesame Paste 1
  3. When the sesame seeds are finely ground and become moist from natural sesame oil, add honey and mix all together.

Recipe Notes

Honey: If you want to use black sesame paste for savory dishes, you can add a little bit of sesame oil instead of honey.


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