I like to toast sesame seeds first, whenever I want to use them in recipes. Prepared that way, sesame release that unique flavor, that make cakes irresistible to eat.
Also, toasted sesame have wide range of use: as ingredient in cakes and bakery products, for seasoning salads or main courses.
Here are step by step instructions:
- Add the sesame seeds to a dry, small pan in thin layer
- Heat it to a medium heat, stirring it constantly for about 3-4 minutes
- When sesame seeds starts to pop and turns light golden brown, remove it from the heat and pour into a bowl to cool down
- Grind it in a food processor roughly to get mixture of grounded and whole seeds (this is optional)
If you like to prepare larger amount of toasted sesame, repeat steps 1 to 3 as many times as you like and store cooled toasted sesame seeds in a jar.
Be careful to remove sesame from the heat before it became dark brown, because it’ll be to bitter.