Sunday, July 19, 2009
Bread Baking Babes Sukkar bi Tahini
Natashya, at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies is hosting July's Bread Baking Babe's challenge. She suggested Sukkar bi Tahini, a Lebanese street bread. This recipe is filled with sugar and tahini.
I was intrigued and headed off to Whole Foods to buy some Tahini. At 12.99 a huge jar, I decided to fill my flat breads with something else. Since then I have learned that several people make their own Tahini. Grain Doe has a lovely post which included her Tahini making. I'm going to give it a try someday.
I decided to make a walnut paste. I roasted some walnuts, added some olive oil, sugar and cinnamon. Blended it in the food processor. It looked like a good substitution.
It was a fun dough. Playdough for grownups. Divided into six sections and rolled out to 5 x 10 rectangle. How do you measure? My middle finger is three inches long. The tiles on my kitchen wall are six inches and my favorite rolling pin is eleven inches. When in doubt, pull out your ruler. The filling was sprinkled over the dough, it was formed into a spiral, squished with the rolling pin and baked.
Delightful breakfast treat, perfect with a cup of coffee