Sesame Seeds (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-07 10:38 ID:Heaven

In this thread we talk about how much we love sesame seeds, on bagles, in bread, as halvah, or whole in candy. If you want to talk about other seeds too, I guess thats ok.

2 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-07 16:53 ID:fSAgP2IM

I never quite understood the point of sesameseeds. They barely have any taste, and what little taste they do have is bitter. They get stuck in your teeth and the only thing they seem to do is ruin the bread's texture.
Am I unaware of something that make sesame seeds so great?

3 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-07 20:29 ID:PQ9cRI4o

Sesame seeds have a flavor, it is just very mild. They can be used on all sorts of things...except not so good on muffins, poppy seeds are better for that. Sesame oil is nice too, for cooking in stir fry.

4 Name: Alexander!DxY0NCwFJg : 2006-05-07 23:43 ID:wvA7mQRO

>the only thing they seem to do is ruin the bread's texture.

I think they give bread a wonderful texture. Your taste apparently just happens to be incompatible with them. : (

A Swedish company (Risenta) sells some yummy sesame snacks that are essentially crackers made from whole sesame seeds and syrup (and nothing else). They're probably not available outside the Nordic countries, but I'd imagine similar products exist everywhere.

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