Sunday, February 21, 2010

Honey Tahini Swirl Bread

I wanted to do something fun and exciting with this jar of honey tahini my Aunt Mary sent me. I use copious amounts of tahini making hummus, but never anything else. I don't think the honey tahini would meld with the garlic and lemon flavors of hummus. Uh uh.
 
 It was like a glorified peanut butter. I rubbed my two brain cells together really hard and thought of a peanut butter and honey sandwich, one of my default breakfast choices.
 This was all an experiment and it turned out to be a crowd pleaser. It's almost like a wholesome tasting cinnamon roll. The loaf was gone in a day. I still have more tahini left so I will make this again, but next time I will make them into cinnamon rolls, since each slice would be exposed to the oven heat, giving more surface area to caramelize. If you don't have honey tahini, just add extra honey to plain tahini. I used my bread dough made with Trader Joe's whole wheat bread flour but really any bread dough would work, you could even use the Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza dough found the refrigerator section and I'm sure it would turn out grand or any other dough.

Recipe:

2 cups of whole wheat bread dough
1/2 cup honey tahini (or plain tahini with honey added to your taste)
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup roasted & salted sunflower seeds

Roll out dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Spread tahini onto dough leaving a 1 inch border. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with nuts. Take a picture if you're a food blogger. Roll up dough and either 1) let rise in a warm place if you're using an old school starter like me or 2) place in a pipping hot 375 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes or until brown. If you're using an old school starter, then after an hour or so follow step #2.
Super wholesome and delicious!
Le slice

7 comments:

Peter M said...

I can't see that jar lasting too long, what other goodies did you bring? You rolled this bread with expertise...any experience in rolling other things? ;)

Diana said...

That looks heavenly! Not sure if honey counts in this no dessert thing I'm attempting (so far successfully). I ate pomegranate chobani Greek yogurt for "dessert" last night and thought of you. Is that TALF approved?

Gastronomer said...

Droooool! Did aunt Mary send an extra jar from THE GASTRONOMER?

Kung Food Panda said...

I'd like a "le slice!"

Anna A. said...

Peter - Oh.. lots of goodies.. so many that you have in fact inspired a future post. Only experience rolling dough, baby!

Diana - Bravo you redeemed yourself for your 'in defense of cream' shenanigans. I don't think this counts as dessert since I ate it for brekkie.

Gastronomer - I will request an extra jar for you next time. They have it in chocolate as well...

Kung Food - lol k next time.

Stelluna said...

Oh, you 've made my day! I love cinammon rolls, but there's too much sugar in there... I 'll definitely give it a try before the week ends (Sarakosti is just an excuse...)!

Anna A. said...

Stelluna - Wow, thanks! I do cinnamon rolls too, but with tahini ;-)