View Full Version : How to make tahini?
08-22-2007, 04:12 PM
My source of raw tahini has dried up, all the local HF stores only carried one raw brand and it has been discontinued. Apparently they decided everyone wants it toasted! Surely someone knows how to make their own? Please post if you know how to do this. Thanks.
08-22-2007, 04:16 PM
throw sesame seeds in your fp or vitamix and blend til smooth
08-22-2007, 09:58 PM
You know, I tried that and I got kind of a sandy powder, nothing like the creamy tahini I've purchased in the past. Have you done this? Did you add any oil or anything to it? What machine did you use?
08-22-2007, 10:05 PM
I do it all the time! Ok here ya go:
Put 1 + cups sesame seeds (I prefer hulled) in the DRY CONTAINER VM, if you have it. It works tons better.
Turn it on, and as fast as possible without hurting anything, turn the dial up all the way, then flip the switch to High.
Use the tamper to push the seeds into the blades.
When it stops working well and looks too hot, turn it off.
Add a LITTLE bit of cold/expeller pressed sesame oil and a little bit of salt, and turn it on the lowest setting. Just get it circulating on the lowest you can, and then slowely work it up to about 5-6, and if it keeps circulating fine, turn it up higher.
Just keep that up for a while, occasionally turning it all the way to High again and pressing it into the blades with the tamper, and adding oil and salt as needed, and eventually you'll have great tahini.
I want some now.
11-09-2008, 02:06 PM
Just what I was looking for....need lots of tahini for all those goddess chips!!!:D They sell a raw one at my HFS by Reguvenative Foods but it is over $10/jar..*keeping fingers crossed that this works*
Glimr -- only thing is that it won't get the liquid on the top like the stuff in the jar... But it will still work well in recipes. :)
I have GOT to get around to making some goddess chips!
11-09-2008, 04:27 PM
Thanks Eva........the chips are so good...in fact, the dressing on the fresh kale is amazing by itself!!!
11-09-2008, 05:58 PM
Put the seeds in the freezer first. I only have a Hamilton Beach 400w blender and was surprised at how hot my first batch of tahini turned out. I keep my seeds in the fridge, I have to run my blender longer than the high powered ones to get my product smoother, and I didn't realize how quickly it heats up. My tahini made it out at 88.6degF, but it was surprising.
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