Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Making Hummus? Then You Need a Tahini!
Tahini can be prepared homemade or purchased at a Middle Eastern grocer in a can. It is called tahini or tahina, depending on the region.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
· 5 cups sesame seeds
· 1 1/2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350. Toast sesame seeds for 5-10 minutes, tossing the seeds frequently with a spatula. Do not allow to brown. Cool for 20 minutes.
Pour sesame seeds into food processor and add oil. Blend for 2 minutes. Check for consistency. The goal is a thick, yet pourable texture. Add more oil and blend until desired consistency.
Yield: 4 cups
Tahini should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container. It will keep for up to 3 months.
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