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Sesame, Honey & Salt - A Love Story

Updated: May 20, 2018

I'm not sure how it happens, but it seems sometimes my mind has a mind of it's own.

Sometimes I make up stuff. Dishes, desserts, really, stuff I never tried before. Like, I have no idea if this is actually gonna work, but my brains like "just say it out loud, tell them you're gonna do it, it's gonna be fine". So I do. Sometimes, it ACTUALLY works!

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Photo by Dror Einav "Yeah, so I'm gonna make a black sesame & salted honey tart, and a Chai Pie", I told Maor, as he was asking me what desserts I'll bring for dinner. "Wow! That sounds really cool, is it tasty?", he asked. Actually... I have absolutely no idea!! I never actually baked it before.So, I baked the tart. As I was making the batter, I tried it, and it blew my mind. IT, WAS SOOO GOOD!! It tasted different. Not too sweet, like a lot of desserts out there, not obvious, it kinda looks like chocolate, but its really nothing like it. Some people said it reminds them of Halva. But I feel it's quite different.

I posted a photo of the tart on a facebook group I'm a member of, and people just loved it. They all asked for the recipe, and honestly, I hadn't written it down yet!!

I didn't think it was gonna be that good. But, honestly... It is. So, This is me, sharing me recipe:

Black Sesame & Salted Honey Tart

For the dough

2.5 cups AP flour

1/2 t kosher salt

3 t sugar

200 g cold, cubed butter

2 T vinegar about

1/2 cup cold water

Procedure

In a mixer bowel fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flour, salt, sugar and butter on a low speed, until the butter is the size of lentils. Add the vinegar to the water, and slowly add it to the dry mix, about 2 tablespoons at a time. We don't want the dough to be dry, nor to moist either.Once dough is formed, remove from the mixer, flatten and wrap in plastic. Keep in the fridge for at least 1 hour.Once the dough has cooled, roll it out between 2 baking sheets, about 1/2" thick, and carefully set in a tart ring or a mould. Freeze at least for 10 minutes.


Photo by Dror Einav

The filling

113 (one stick, a quarter of a pound) melted butter

180 g granulated sugar

1 T corn starch

1/2 t kosher salt

1 t vanilla extract

100 g honey

80 g black sesame paste

3 eggs

120 g heavy cream

2 T vinegar 1 T maldon salt

Procedure

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit, 180 degrees celsius.In a large bowel, whisk the melted butter, sugar, corn starch and salt.Add the vanilla extract and the honey. Make sure the black sesame paste is mixed well, and not too oily, then add it as well. Add the eggs one at a time.

Add the heavy cream and the vinegar and whisk until the batter is homogenous.

Take the tart shell out of the freezer and pour the filling in.

Bake for 35-45 minutes, until the tart sets and it is not giggly in the middle.

Take the tart out of the oven and immediately sprinkle Maldon salt on top.

Cool to room temperature before serving.



Photo by Dror Einav Creamy, unique, chocolaty looking, but isn't... My bet is - this tart is gonna blow your mind.You know what? Don't listen to me. Just try it for yourselves. Let me know how you like it.

Bon Appetit!!