Thursday, January 27, 2011

Black Sesame Biscuit

Do you have any clue what's the benefits for eating black sesame? Black sesame seeds actually very rich in all sort of minerals that benefit our body. It helps to lower blood pressure, relief for rheumatoid arthritis, fortifying the kidney, to prevent colon cancer, osteoporosis, migraine, constipation and so on. It is believed can blacken hair as well. Still remember the POWER OF COLOURS? Black colour food is actually very rich in antioxidants as well as green. According to the Chinese, the Emperors of China began eating black rice since 3000 years ago although it's forbidden. Can imagine how important that is! So, I should eat more. :o) I was eyeing on Lena's chocolate hazelnut cookies the other day and love the texture very much. So, I've decided to make something out of that recipe by using black sesame. Thanks Lena for sharing the lovely recipe.

And here's what I did.

Ingredients :
375gm butter
200gm icing sugar
480gm all purpose flour
180gm rice flour
100gm ground black sesame seeds/powder
1/4 tpsn baking soda
1/4 tpsn baking powder
2 tspn salt
The black sesame powder I purchased is a product imported from China. The price is quite reasonable and it has very strong natural aroma.

Method :
(1) combine both flour, black sesame powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a big bowl and mix well.
(2) cream butter and icing sugar untill fluffy.
(3) then fold in the dry ingredients and mix to combine to form a soft dough.
(4) use a small portion of dough and slightly flatten it then cut with desire cookie cutter.
(5) place it to baking tray and keep chilled for about 30 mins.
(6) finally bake at preheated oven 140'C for 35 mins for small size cookies, 150'C for about 30 mins for bigger size cookies.
(7) leave cool before transferring to wire rack.

This cookie has a slight crunch which I like about and not to mention about the aroma. You should know! Completely seducing and I am having one right now. Hope you will like it too! Enjoy everyone.

40 comments:

penny aka jeroxie said...

Just in time for V day!

CaThY said...

pretty cookies =)

j3ss kitch3n said...

gorgeous cookies!

Esther said...

The texture of the cookies look great! What a cute heart shape.

MaryMoh said...

Beautiful cookies again. I bet they smells and tastes great with all the sesame there. Are you making these ready for Valentine? Great ones for a change :D Hope you have a wonderful day.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I only see white sesame seeds here, maybe I should look further afield. Diane

Belinda @zomppa said...

I didn't know the history! I loved those black sesame rolls that looked like camera film...these are adorable! I pretty much will eat anything you make.

divya said...

looks soo cute...

Suzanne said...

those look wonderful and I didn't even know any of those facts about the black sesame seed. I need to try recipe out, love cute hearts too!

My Little Space said...

Penny : Haha... but nothing making something black. LOL!

Cathy : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space. Hope to hear from you more often.

Jess : Thank you!

Esther : Thanks and hope you'll like it too.

MaryMoh : Oh yes, it is. No, not for Valentine but for nieghbours & nearby friends. And keep one jar for my mom. :o)

Diane : Hope you'll find what you looking for. Wish you luck!

Belinda : Ooo...so sweet of you to say that! How I wish to share these with you. :o)

Divya : Thanks alot!

Suzanne : Welcome to my little space. Hope to hear from you more often.

Thanks everyone for visiting and spending your time with me today. And glad you like this biscuit too. Enjoy & Happy Baking!

Blessings, Kristy

elra said...

Beautiful! I am just starting to discover black sesame and I like it!

Jeannie said...

So neat! and I like the heart shape too, so appropriate for valentine:D

thecanningwife said...

Hi, I think your blog is pretty great too!! What amazing pics you have on here:) The recipes are so great as well!!

Victor said...

Lovely cookies.

Dimah said...

These sound fantastic!

Lyndsey said...

That's why I like black rice and black sesame seeds...I don't like blueberries so eating these doesn't make me feel too guilty not eating blueberries! :D

Lovely biscuits!

pigpigscorner said...

So pretty! Time to get a bag of black sesame seeds!

Kimberly Peterson said...

Wowww I never thought of using black sesame seeds until now! In fact, I was looking at how to make sesame balls because I have a lot of sesame seeds left in my pantry. Now I need to get some black ones too!

Cathy said...

I don't recall seeing black sesame powder in my Asian market but will search for it next time I'm there. I'm looking forward to trying these biscuits, Kristy.

sharada said...

What a beauty!i love the healthy sesame cookies...definitely on my to try list.
You have a very nice space dear.

CheapAppetite said...

I love black sesame. Sometimes I added ground black sesame to hot milk or soy milk with little bit of sugar. Yummy! Your cookies look so good, kristy.

lena said...

kristy, i think i also have the same sesame powder as you do, it's delighting to know that you're using that recipe to come out with black sesame cookies, one day i might just try doing this,, thank you!

Hayley said...

Yep, I know the biggest benefits of black sesame is darken our hair ;)
Your cookies looks very 'neat' la! me like~
Hope you're having a great Friday ;)

alwayswinner786 said...

I have never seen black heart so delicious (ha ha)! When the time for romance is coming it's good to try this cookies!

My Little Space said...

Elra : It's great to discover more & more ingredients. Hope you'll enjoy it.

Jeannie : Well, do you mind eating black heart cookies instead of RED? haha....

Thecanningwife : Welcome to my humble little space. Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope you will enjoy it here and hoep to hear from you more often.

Victor : Thank you!

Dimah : Thanks alot, dear!

Lyndz : Clever girl! But yours is bronet! hehe...

Ann : Thanks. Hope you will like it!

Kim : Are you looking for 'Laughing Crunch Ball'?

Cathy : Wish you luck! And hope you will like it too.

Sharada : HI there, welcome to my little space. Thank you for your kind words. Hope to hear from you more often.

Tana : Thanks! I'm glad you like balck sesame too. Actually the black ones tasted more delicious.

Lena : Have to thank you for this lovely recipe. The texture is fabulous. I like it alot. Thanks again, Lena.

hayley : No wonder your hair looks so bright and dark. LOL! haha.... You must be eating alot.

Sutapa : Hi there, love to hear from you. You just made me giggle. haha... I was thinking the same thing too.

Thank you everyone for stopping by. The Chinese New Year is getting close and I'm getting busy busy busy. Do excuse me for my late visits! I'll try my best to hop over as much as possible.

Hope you're all having a fabulous Friday. Enjoy & have fun!

Cheers, Kristy

Barbara said...

I love your heart shapes, Kristy. Now tell me....if I eat these will the grey hair go away? :)

dinewithleny said...

So prettyyy.....I have never tried black sesame cookies before. This looks delicious.

ICook4Fun said...

The next time I shop at the Asian store I have to see if I can get black sesame powder as I've seen so many people used it in baking. I like the color of this cookies. Something different from the usual ones :)

My Little Space said...

Barbara : I'm not sure if it can darken the grey hair but I think it may helps to prolong the dark hair from aging. :o)

Leny : Thank you!

Gert : Hope you'll find it and enjoy your new ingredients.

Thanks so muich ladies for spending your time with me. Hope you're all having a great weekend.

Blessings, Kristy

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Kristy, I love black sesame too! Oh yes, heard that it has some medicinal help in darkening the hair. ;) I have 2 jars of black sesame paste but have yet bought any powder form for baking.....must remember! Ok, gonna give these cookies a try....can already imagine the sesame fragrance in them, yum! Happy Lunar New Year to you & your family!

Medeja said...

Really nice cookies, I think I havent tried anything with black sesame :)

The Cilantropist said...

Wow I have never seen anything like these before, so unique!

denise @ bread expectations said...

I like sesame, black, white I don't care, and your cookies are so pretty and cute!!

Amy said...

These look wonderful and delicious. I'm a big fan of black sesame seeds and I gotta try your recipe!

Martha (MM) said...

You always have the coolest recipes! I didn't even know black sesame seeds existed!
Thanks for linking up to Tailgating Time. Tomorrow is the final edition, hope to see you there!
I am posting the code for the Super Bowl party within the Tailgating Time post. Hope you will grab the code to post as a host for the big day :-)

Marie said...

Hi, I was wondering if you could translate the recipe on the back of the package. My mom and I want to make the soup/paste but we cannot understand the instructions on the back. Thanks so much!

My Little Space said...

Hi Marie,
First of all thanks for stopping by. Actually I am a bit confused here. Which recipe are you trying to say here? Soup????

Kristy

Marie said...

Yes, sorry I meant the soup. There are instructions on the back of the package on how to make the soup (at least that's what I think it is) but I cannot read it.

My Little Space said...

Maire

Ooops, get what you mean! Actually, there's nothing much written there. Just a short note saying.

"you can either use the sesame powder stir together with boiling water or soy milk to produce the porridge like healthy food. For the sweetness, add as your preference"
Hope this will help!
Regards
Kristy

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