The Dishes

Black Sesame Steam Cake

Prep time: | Cook time: | Serves 4

  • 250g black sesame seeds (or black sesame puree)
  • 4 eggs
  • 80g of raw sugar (or honey)
  • 200g silken tofu
  • 60g of olive oil
  • 70g of flour (or a gluten-free flour mixture)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  1. In a food processor, blend the black sesame seeds until they become homogeneous and soft paste.
  2. Next, slowly add in the eggs, silken tofu and the brown sugar or honey. Lastly, add in the flour and baking powder, finish with olive oil. Keep blending for a couple of minutes until the mixture is smooth and even.
  3. Pour the mixture into a cake mould around 18-20 cm in diameter. Do not exceed three-quarters of the height of the mould.
  4. Cook in a steamer basket for 40-45 minutes. Use the tip of knife to check if centre of cake is cooked, if the tip comes out clean that means it’s fully cooked.
  5. Serve warm with some soft white cheese (ricotta, cottage, sheep or goat cheese) and a dash of honey.
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