Roasted sesame seeds are essential ingredients in many recipes and they are so easy to make. Skip the store-bought variety that’s been sitting on the shelf for eons. It takes just minutes to make roasted sesame seeds at home. Enjoy delicately nutty, nutrient-dense and aromatic roasted seeds as toppings for noodles, salads and desserts or as ingredients in your favorite recipes. Give it a try!
Check out the below recipes using Roasted Sesame Seeds:
Sweet and Salty Sesame Peanut Topping (Muoi Me Dau Phong)
Mooncakes with Coconut Filling (Banh Trung Thu / Banh Nuong Nhan Dua)
Peanut Candy (Keo Dau Phong)
Chewy Sesame Peanut Candy (Keo Me Dau Phong)
1/2 cup raw white sesame seeds
Method 1: Cooking in Skillet
Put the sesame seeds into a fine mesh strainer and rinse with cold water washing away any dust or grit. Toss gently to remove any remaining water.
Transfer the sesame seeds to a skillet. Cook over Medium Low heat stirring frequently for 5-7 minutes or until the sesame seeds are lightly golden.
Transfer to a plate and allow to cool for a 10 minutes.
Store in an air-tight container. The roasted sesame seeds are good for up to 6 months.
Method 2: Toasting in an Oven
After washing the sesames seeds, transfer to a cookie sheet and spread out into a thin layer.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes. Stir the sesame seeds every 5 minutes for even toasting.
Watch the seeds carefully around the 12 minute mark as seeds can turn brown and burn very quickly.
Yields: 1/2 cup
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