Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 5 cups sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 cups olive oil or vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350. Toast sesame seeds for 5-10 minutes, tossing the seeds frequently with a spatula. Do not allow to brown. Cool for 20 minutes.
Pour sesame seeds into food processor and add oil. Blend for 2 minutes. Check for consistency. The goal is a thick, yet pourable texture. Add more oil and blend until desired consistency.
Yield: 4 cups
Note: I got this off of about.com and it can be made even simpler. Instead of heating up the whole house with your oven, you can make it in a frying pan (preferably iron skillet). Just be sure to keep the heat low and add a couple TB of olive oil. Then process with the recommended oil.
Tahini should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container. It will keep for up to 3 months.
source By Saad Fayed, About.com Guide