After trying out a classic dark chocolate mousse with some matcha mixed in*, I decided to try making mousse with black sesame instead. This mousse uses eggs only, so it’s pretty light. If you want to make it more dense, adding cream would thicken it up.
Recipe for Two
- 2 tbsp ground roasted black sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp matcha (green tea powder)
- 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 eggs
Let’s get crackin’
- In one bowl, mix sesame seeds with honey to make black sesame paste.
- In another bowl, mix matcha with brown sugar and a tiny amount of milk.
- Separate eggs. Mix one yolk with the sesame paste and the other yolk with the matcha mixture.
- Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Fold half of the egg whites into the sesame paste and the other half into the matcha mixture.
- Spoon matcha mousse into bottom of glass and sesame mousse on top of that.
- Refrigerate at least 8 hours for best results.
Black sesame seeds are tasty and great for you!
As is matcha! I added the tiny amount of milk so that it would be a little less dry.
End result mousse not looking too bad. Really light and fluffy.
This recipe makes a little more than shown below. Note: spooning into little glasses is harder than it looks, as I quickly learned.
Before making this mousse, I did some research into making mousse in general starting here.
*To make the dark chocolate matcha mousse, I mixed in 1 tsp of matcha with the yolk before mixing the yolk with the melted chocolate.