Thursday, 22 April 2010

Tahini Brownie.... Mood = Sesame sensation

I love looking at websites and especially food related ones. I have stumbled upon a really great blog called Taste of Beirut. Really wonderful dishes, that are innovative and have a great twist to the traditional dishes that we know and love. My eyes popped when i saw one particular dish, or shall i say dessert. Tahini Brownies.

So i looked at the recipe and thought that it was perfect. No eggs, no butter. Great for anyone who is lactose intolerant and also for anyone on a special diet or fasting for lent. The replacement is the Tahini, which creates this incrdible nutty flavour, and adds a depth that keeps this brownie moist and chewy.

It was easy to make and so quick. I kept trying the brownie and now half of it is gone. I have to make some more before my husband gets back as i told him there were quite a few left. This recipe can easily be doubled. I would do that just to make sure you have extra.


100g Dark chocolate
150g caster sugar
150g Flour
150ml orange juice (freshly squeezed)
150g Tahini
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder


  • Melt your chocolate in a micorwave or in a double boiler. Microwave is probably best as it is such a small amount.
  • Squeeze your oranges and add the Tahini to it.
  • Pour over the chocolate and add the sugar.
  • Mix everything together.
  • Measure and sift your flour and BP and pour on top of your chocolate Tahini mix.

  • Grease and line an 8" pan with parchment paper or baking paper and pour your mix in.
  • Try to get it to every corner.
  • Cook at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

This will result in a wonderful nutty, moist, decadent brownie.


Burhan said...

How were they? Yummy? I remember I bought some halawa with chocolate and once patchi made these choccies with halawa in them. Evil calories, but delish! Any idea for a good recipe for halawa?

Anonymous said...

oh yum, these look good, gonna have to try them. never thought of using tahini, but have to try these

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Burhan. they are really good. Different taste than you would expect and nutty. Very nice. Would definitely make them again. As for the halawa, i will think of something nice....

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Anon, these are even better than they look. Definitely try them. Very easy and super quick. I never thought of using tahini either till i saw them on a blog, and thought it would be interesting. Enjoy

Janet said...

This looks lovely Joudie. Lovely pictures!

tasteofbeirut said...


Your tahini brownies turned out great! Glad you liked them enough to post about them; I need to make them again!

Joudie's Mood Food said...

TOB, They were so good. I could not make them without sharing. Thanks for the recipe. They turned out perfectly. I need to make them again too as there are hardly any left.. :)

majka said...

love it i will try them tomorrow with my coffe.

Justine said...

wow what a great combination- i'm sure they are just delicious! congratulation on being featured on tastespotting!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, don't you bake them? I can't imagine eating all that raw flour.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hi Maijka. they are great with coffee. Unfortunately i didnt have any left to try with a coffee.

Justine, thanks for the comment. They were delicious indeed. Give them a go, THe combination was lovely.

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Hi Anon, ofcourse these are baked. It says it right at the end of the post, to bake for 20 minutes at 180 degrees. I couldnt imagine eating all that raw batter either..... :)

Aleksandra K said...

Made them yesterday and they are delicious. Here is a photo and link to your blog.