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One of my favourite Vietnamese Deserts Chè mè đen (Black SesameSeed & Peanut Dessert)

One of my favourite Vietnamese Deserts & amazing comfort food on cold days. Chè mè đen (Black Sesame

Categories Dessert Ingredients 250g toasted black sesame seeds 200g roasted unsalted peanuts 200g raw (demerara) sugar 250ml water 400ml of coconut milk 2 Pandan leaves or pandan essence 5ml Instructions Put the sesame seeds and peanuts in a food processor and chop until the mix is finely ground. Meanwhile, put the raw sugar and 250ml of water in a saucepan over low heat. Gently bring the syrup to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add the ground sesame and peanuts along with 350ml of coconut milk and the pandan. Cook the soup, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until it thickens. Remove the pandan leaves. Spoon the soup into six bowls and garnish with the remaining coconut milk and white sesame seeds.

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