Q: Can I use pre-ground black sesame instead of grinding it myself?
A: Yes, pre-ground black sesame can be used, but freshly ground may offer a richer flavor.
Q: Is it necessary to cook the glutinous rice flour before mixing?
A: Yes, cooking the glutinous rice flour is essential to remove the raw taste and achieve the right texture.
Q: How should the black sesame paste be stored?
A: Store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. It can also be refrigerated for longer shelf life.
Homemade Black Sesame Paste
- 200g Cooked Black Sesame Seeds
- 50g Water-Milled Glutinous Rice Flour
- Grind the cooked black sesame seeds into a fine powder using a mill or grinder.
- Toast the glutinous rice flour until cooked through.
- Prepare the toasted glutinous rice flour and ground black sesame seeds.
- Mix the ground sesame and toasted rice flour evenly.
- Your black sesame paste is now ready.
- Store in a container. To consume, take a few spoons of the mixture and mix with boiling water.
- Rich in Calcium and Iron from Black Sesame
- High in Energy due to the presence of Sesame and Rice Flour
- Gluten-free (but check the rice flour for cross-contamination if you're sensitive)