Baking with Tahini
Updated: Dec 11, 2020
Leave the grain flour to a conventional bread, and use tahini to bake a nice loaf of seed bread.
How is it possible?
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 meal. Add eggs and baking powder (or baking soda) to this dough-like substance and bake it, the outcome is nice textured bread!