Black Sesame Paste

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1/2 cup black sesame seeds

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 tbsp brown sugar

6 tbsp coconut oil

Bake Sesame Seeds

  1. Wash the sesame seeds and then place them on a paper towel to dry for a few minutes.

  2. Spread the sesame seeds out on a baking sheet.

  3. Preheat the oven to 300 F and place the sesame seeds in the oven - you don't need to wait until it hits 300, just put them in as the oven preheats.

  4. Bake the sesame seeds for ~15 minutes. You'll know they're done when you can smell a nutty flavor when you open the oven. Plus, black sesame seeds puff up when they're toasted.

Make Sesame Paste

  1. Add sesame seeds, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to a blender or food processor and grind until you have a homogenous powder.

  2. Transfer to a bowl and add in the coconut oil. Mix well until you have a soft, sticky paste. An electric mixer can be particularly helpful here.

  3. Cover and freeze for an hour or until the paste is hard.