I have a couple of recipes that I've been eager to try that call for toasted sesame oil. I swear that I'vebeen to a half dozen Asian supermarkets and none of them carry it. Does anyone out there know who does?
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Easy Pie Crust
Homemade pie crust really elevates your desserts (and savory tarts and quiches too), and isn't as hard as you might think, especially if you use a food processor to make the dough. Even if you don't roll it out exactly evenly or press it in to your pie plate perfectly, the buttery taste and flaky texture will more than make up for any cosmetic imperfections. Give this easy pie crust recipe a try next time you bake -- and if you want to use it for a savory dish, just leave out the sugar in the recipe.
Easy Peach Crisp
For a no-fuss summer dessert, look no further than this easy peach crisp. Ripe slices of the fruit are tossed with brown sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and cornstarch to help thicken the sweet peach juices, then topped with a streusel of flour, butter, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon that gets nutty and crisp in the oven. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream for a perfect bite.
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