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Tahini grain-free bread. How is it possible?

Sweet tahini’s bread is a quick bread that consists of one center ingredient: tahini. We enrich this bread with dates molasses, ground flax seeds and black and white sesame seeds. It's dense and unlike cake-bread,  you can easily slice and toast it, or use it to fix a sandwich. But what makes our bread exceptionally unique is the fact that grain flour is not listed as an ingredient.

So what is Tahini really is– a paste or a dough?

If you have ever tried to make tahini sauce, you would know that after you add water to the raw tahini paste, the result is a solid and hard sticky mixture that resembles a dough. Only if you keep adding more and more water, and mix occasionally - you will eventually get a smooth sauce.

Tahini is made of sesame seeds that have been grounded, or - Tahini is tiny particles float in a huge amount of oil ( about 53% of the sesame seeds is oil). We normally think about flour as something powdery and dry, but the huge amount of oil in the seeds actually doesn't "wet" the particles, it instead wraps them, protecting them from getting moisturized or becoming air dried.

Therefore, tahini essentially closely resembles flour, and we can simply refer to it as sesame flour. Add eggs and baking powder (or baking soda) to this dough-like substance and bake it, the outcome is nice textured bread!

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