How to make an ideal sesame paste? How to perfectly roast sesame so that the pasta is not bitter in taste? Everything is to be found here. Make tahini and enjoy the quality and taste when you use it to add dips, spreads, soups, desserts, and perhaps many other recipes.
How to choose the best ingredients for Tahini
Sesame seeds: We choose the best white sesame seeds you can buy for tahini.
Olive oil: if we decide to add olive oil to tahini, we choose the best quality extra virgin oil. The oil in the tahini makes the sesame pasta more fluid.
Tips and tricks for Tahini
- You can add salt for taste.
- Sesame seeds can be roasted in small batches, so ensuring they do not burn is easier.
- If you don’t like the bitter taste of Tahini, use sesame seeds. I especially recommend hulled sesame seeds if you use tahini for desserts.
- Use a small pan for roasting, and it will be easier to control this activity so that the sesame does not burn.
- 150 g white sesame
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- To roast the sesame perfectly, divide it into small portions, making it easier to control the toast level of the sesame. Also, so that they cover the pan, the grains do not lie on each other, only in the pan.
- Reduce gas and current to mine so you can control roasted sesame seeds.
- The sesame seeds will be ready when they become slightly golden (note if they are brown, the tahini may become brown and have a somewhat bitter taste. If there are few seeds (about 10% of all seeds), nothing happens, but if there are more, then the Tahini will be bitter.
- If you start with a cold pan, the time of the first roasted beans will be longer than the rest of the batches. I recommend keeping the sifting bowl close to the pan to control sesame roasting. Whether the sesame is roasted can be recognized by two things: it will change its color slightly too golden, slightly golden, and its loose structure will change to sticky. This is because, during roasting, sesame produces oil that makes the seeds stick to each other or a wooden spoon.
- Pour the roasted sesame into a tall container attached to the hand blender. You can also use a small chopper, mini food processor, or large food processor if you have a lot of toasted sesame.
- Blend the sesame seeds patiently for 10-15 minutes until the oil releases and the mass becomes smooth. If we want tahini with a more liquid consistency, we add olive oil of good quality to the roasted grains.