Black Sesame Recipes That Prove These Seeds Are For More Than Just Bagels

04/03/2015 07:36 am ET | Updated Apr 03, 2015

Sesame, particularly black sesame, hasn't been a popular choice in Western desserts but it might be time to make room next to chocolate and vanilla for this nutty flavor. This tiny seed is a popular ingredient in Japan, and it makes for some show-stopping desserts. Seriously, just wait until you see the beautiful cakes, ice cream and buns we found.

We eat with our eyes, so the appearance of our desserts makes a difference. That's why we're such suckers for pastel colored treats and matcha everything. But when it comes to black sesame, it's not just about aesthetics. This little seed is packed full of flavor; and it's a taste you should get to know.

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