Yield:2 8-ounce jars of mix, 8-10 servings of paste 1x
For Black Sesame Mixture:
1 cup sweet white rice flour
1 cup black sesame seeds
For 1 Serving of Black Sesame Paste:
3 tablespoons Black Sesame Mix
1/2 cup boiled water
honey or brown sugar
Toast black sesame seeds in one of these two ways. #1 OVEN: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread out sesame seeds on a baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes. Let cool. #2 STOVE: Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Place black sesame seeds in the pan and stir constantly until fragrant or you hear crackling sound (about 5-7 minutes). Remove from heat and transfer to a plate to allow cool.
In the same heated saucepan, over medium heat, add sweet white rice flour. Stir constantly until the sweet smell comes out and the color of the flour turns slightly golden from snow white.
In a food processor, blend sesame seeds until finely. Scrap down ground black sesame seeds. Add sweet white rice flour into the food processor and blend well together.
If you have a big crowd to serve, transfer the black sesame mixture into a saucepan. Slowly add boiled water into the pan. (The water needs to be really hot.) One cup at a time. Stir constantly until the paste reaches to your desired consistency. Stir in honey or brown sugar to your taste.
If you want to save the mixture for later, transfer black sesame mixture into 1 16-ounce jar or 2 8-ounce jars. It can be stored in your fridge up to a few months.
When ready to serve, scoop out 3 tablespoons of black sesame mixture into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Pour 1/2 cup boiled water over the mixture. Stir gently until smooth. You may adjust the amount of water or sugar to your liking. Serve warm.