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Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)

Sesame seeds turn rancid quickly, so make certain yours are fresh. Be sure to store them away from light and heat and use quickly.


3/4 pound sesame seeds
2 tsp plus 3 Tbsp peanut oil
salt (optional)


Place seeds on baking sheet and toast in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20 mintues, or until the seeds are lightly roasted.

Process in a food processor for 3 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons peanut oil and process on high for 30 seconds. Add 3 tablespoons peanut oil and process until very smooth, about 2 minutes.

Taste and add salt, if desired.

Yield: 1-1/2 cups


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