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Old 08-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #21
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Here is my recipe for Tahini:

Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)

2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water -- tepid

Place sesame seeds in a blender or food processor and grind until smooth. Add sesame oil and salt. Process until combined. With the motor running, add the water in a very slow, steady stream and blend until smooth.

Yield: 1/2 cup
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:29 PM   #22
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Very nice... thank you mcnerd. May give that a try next time I need to make some.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:35 PM   #23
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I don't measure, I put a half bag of untoasted white sesame seeds and some olive oil in the processor, and it takes quite a while to break them down to a paste.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:52 PM   #24
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My absolute favorite food. Must be fresh!
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:19 AM   #25
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Yes, fresh is the best!!! I spent all that time paying for something I could make so much better myself!!!

I tried a new version yesterday... it's all gone now:

1 can black beans drained
1 adobo chili in sauce
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (your fav HB!)
1/4 cup tahini
4 sun dried tomatos in olive oil (use some of the olive oil to thin out and add flavor)
good pinch of kosher salt

I like to let mine sit a day if I can stand it....

Yum yum... all gone!!!
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Yes, fresh is the best!!! I spent all that time paying for something I could make so much better myself!!!

I tried a new version yesterday... it's all gone now:

1 can black beans drained
1 adobo chili in sauce
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup fresh cilantro (your fav HB!)
1/4 cup tahini
4 sun dried tomatos in olive oil (use some of the olive oil to thin out and add flavor)
good pinch of kosher salt

I like to let mine sit a day if I can stand it....

Yum yum... all gone!!!
That ain't hummus!
Sounds good nonetheless.

Oh to add...
A few weeks ago, while making a nice big batch of hummus, I ran out of all the tahini I needed.
I found a pretty decent sub-- I had sunflower seeds, a nice handful of those well pulsed provides the nutty and somewhat cream taste found in tahini.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:20 PM   #27
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Traditionally hummus is made with chick peas and tahini is a must. There are lots of variations but the real deal does not contain peanut butter.

All these other recipes might be great spreads and quite tasty but they really are not hummus.

It is like when chefs started using the word carpacio for anything thinly sliced and raw, not just for raw beef.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:05 PM   #28
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That's alright. I find I use peanut butter far more often and at a better price than Tahini so I will continue to be non-traditional at times, but I may change my recipe title to "Not Hummus Hummus".
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:37 AM   #29
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Ooops... guilty for referring to my creations as hummus. Sorry... but it sure was good! So why do chick peas and tahini paste get to have their own term? Maybe I can call the black bean version..... bummus?
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Ooops... guilty for referring to my creations as hummus. Sorry... but it sure was good! So why do chick peas and tahini paste get to have their own term? Maybe I can call the black bean version..... bummus?
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