Tahini Brownie Recipe
This tahini brownie recipe is chocolatey, rich, and very very delicious! It's hard not to eat the whole pan!
I've always loved the classic peanut butter chocolate combo. I think chocolate goes well with just about any seed or nut butter, which is why it pairs so well with tahini.
What is tahini?
Tahini is a roasted sesame seed puree. Tahini is typically added to hummus, salads, and other savory dishes and is often used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. I used it in my falafel and bulgur salad recipe.
Tahini is one of my favorite flavors. It's smooth and rich with roasted nut undertones. It has a little bite to it as well, which makes it more exciting than peanut or almond butter and also what makes it pair so well with a subtler chocolate flavor.
Tips for Making the Best Tahini Brownies
It seems annoying, but do use parchment paper to line your pan. Spraying cooking spray or using butter in your pan will leave the brownies with a greasy bottom…no one wants a greasy bottomed brownie!
Test your brownies before taking them out of the oven - a little center gooey-ness is always nice, but fully undercooked brownie batter is not! The testing stick (I use a toothpick) should come out with only a few crumbs.
Let your brownies cool before you cut them. I know you don’t want to wait, but give them five minutes to cool and they’ll hold up better.
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