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How to Make Totoro Tarts


These Totoro Black Sesame Tarts would be the perfect treat for any Totoro lover.



  • 1/3 cup black sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 packets (0.5 ounces) powdered gelatin
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Let's get Cooking...

  1. Place sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon sugar in food processor, and grind until thick paste forms (about 2-3 minutes, scraping sides occasionally)
  2. Mix together water and gelatin. Set aside.
  3. Place milk, sugar, and 1/2 cup sugar into a saucepot over medium-high heat. Stir continuously until mixture starts to come to a boil. Immediately after mixture starts to boil, add in gelatin and stir until gelatin melts. Remove from heat.
  4. Slowly stream in whipping cream while stirring. If desired, strain pudding and cool slightly
  5. Pour into containers or tart shells and refrigerate overnight to set.