Monday, January 9, 2012
Black Sesame Brownies
i like the aroma of black sesame, its nutty aroma and smells tantalizing. When i came across this black sesame brownies recipe here, i thought this is pretty interesting. Brownies are always a very american thing to me and black sesame i believe it's more commonly used by asians, i also see soya sauce in this brownies recipe which the author said that it's a substitution for salt ..hmm..so i am very eager to find out how do these black sesame brownies actually taste like. Okay, they are very aromatic, some members of my family like it , i wouldnt say i love these a lot cos i find the taste a little buttery for my liking despite its nice cakey texture, i probably prefer a black sesame chiffon.
Recipe ( adapted from Green Cilantro with minor changes) makes one small loaf
80gm unsalted butter, room temperature
2 egg yolks
40gms black sesame paste
1/4 tsp soya sauce
1 egg white
10gm caster sugar
pinch of cream of tartar
50gm cake flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp black sesame seeds , for sprinkling
1. In a bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer on low, until it lightens in colour and texture, then add 30gms of sugar and carefully combine.
2.Add in the yolk one by one, making sure to fully blend into the mixture before each addition.
3.Add the black sesame paste and soya sauce into the mixture.
4.In another clean bowl, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar for 2 minutes, then add the remaining sugar ( 10gm) and beat till the egg white is fluffy and stiff.
5.Combine and sift flour with baking powder. Add half of the whipped egg whites into the black sesame mixture as well as half of the flour mixture. Use a rubber spatula to fold and combine.
6.Add the remaining egg whites mixture into (5) and also the remaining flour mixture, fold and combine.
7.Pour the mixture into a prelined baking tin, sprinkle the black sesame seeds on top and bake for 15minutes at 150C.
p/s - as Joyce from Kitchen Flavours has some personal matters to attend, she wont be able to join in the bake along for this round. Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids has chosen a Cherry Vanilla Teacake for our next bake along on Jan 30. If you are interested to bake along , you can get the recipe here.