Monday, August 29, 2011

Black Sesame Brownies

Original recipe is here, from Pig Pig's Corner. Don't be intimidated by the soya sauce...well, I was. It actually turned out to be really fragrant and almost non detectable. I was expecting the texture to be fudgy, it turned out pretty cakey though.

We're so hungry

Adorable pup at CTC market

Godly Krispy Kreme!!!

A quick update on my recent Bangkok trip. It was fun!! ...I guess it was enjoyable because I had the right company. Some of you may know that I've recently started seeing someone new. The trip was initially a wreck because it was booked way early last year with my not-worth-mentioning-ex. Somewhere along the way he died, so I initially decided to proceed with the trip alone, then my boyfriend decided to join me impromptu. We hit it off straight away, we never run out of topics and laugh at the same gags. The chemistry is superb and he dotes on me a lot. And of all places, we met at a Workers' Party rally hahahah Will fill you guys in on the details when I'm feeling more romantic.

Black Sesame Brownies (adapted from Pig Pig's Corner)

Ingredients:
150g unsalted butter, melted
100g black sesame seeds
125 g caster sugar
1/2 tsp light soy sauce
2 eggs
100g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp black sesame seeds, for sprinkling

Method:
1. Pre-heat oven to 160°C (fan).
2. Combine melted butter and sesame seeds in a food processor or blender and blend until a paste is formed.
3. Add sesame paste to a pan, add sugar and soy sauce, fry for a few mins until fragrant (oil will start to separate). Remove from heat and leave this to cool.
4. When sesame mixture is cool to touch (warm is fine), mix in eggs one by one.
5. Gently fold in plain flour until just combined.
6. Pour batter into a lightly greased and lined square tin.
7. Sprinkle black sesame seeds on top. [Don't omit this step, as the sesame seeds add a nice crunch to the cake!]
8. Bake for about 25 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.

9 comments:

  1. Very interesting brownies! Adding soya sauce in sweets!...I guess it is an essential to match with the sesame seeds in this treat.

    So cute that you and bf met at opposition rally...this is kind of rare situation to know. Are you or him the one who is making too much noise to get noticed? :P

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  2. a unique flavor brownie, congrats on your new love hehe! stay happy!

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  3. hey jean, so nice to hear about your new romance!it's always very sweet to hear that! what a surprise to see kicap in a cake recipe!!

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  4. ive made this a while back too...def more cakey than fudgy i agree!

    can almost feel lurrrve in the air :P

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  5. Wish you all the best in your new love :-)

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  6. Jean, a very interesting recipe. Chemistry is always important and wishing you finding love once again.

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  7. so what they say is true! romance is indeed everywhere if you know where to find it! And you sure did :)

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  8. am I right to see light soy sauce in cake ingredient, very interesting recipe! Congratulations for the new love, wish you the best!

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