Tahini From Scratch


Tahini is one of those basics that I never seam to have in the house when I want to whip up hummus or eggplant dip or chinese sesame noodles.  Recently I found myself in the bulk food section of my co-op when I remembered the tahini.  Could I make this myself?  It’s just ground sesame seeds and salt, right?  Granted, commercial tahini is made from hulled sesame seeds and the bulk seeds were un-hulled, but I guessed they would still work.  And work they did!  Homemade tahini has a rich, toasty, nuttiness with much more depth and flavor than tahini from a jar.  It also has a slight undertone of bitterness, which I really enjoy.  And it only took about 15 minutes to make.

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