Vegan Tahini Biscotti

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If someone offered me a “health-ish” cookie, the chances of me refusing are zero to none. So creating one, was not only a favourite afternoon pastime, but also one of my life’s necessities. This recipe is easy enough for a five year old. They are so aromatic, crunchy and delicious I ended up baking a batch once a week. And they are vegan! Continue reading

Tahini Pie

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Definitely one of the most delicious, traditional Cypriot recipes. Tahini pie is probably one of the most grossing items in any bakery store in Cyprus. It’s a sweet pastry coil filled with creamy tahini and cinnamon. I absolutely love it, so creating a simpler version for the home baker was something I really wanted to create. Continue reading

Roasted Aubergines with Pomegranate

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New way of roasting: Pomegranate juice. It gives such delicate sweetness, but it’s tangy at the same time. It turned my aubergines into something out of this world delicious. I meant to serve this dish as a salad but it’s a gorgeous, vegan, main course really, as the aubergines are so filling, meaty and rich. The tomato sauce mellows and becomes thick and dense and sweet and everything it should be. Continue reading

Apple Tahini Galette

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Some people say, that if you want to sell your house, throw an apple pie in the oven when the buyers arrive. The smell is so inviting, so cozy, so homey, so unbelievably mouthwatering. This galette is no exception. In fact it comes with a little surprise.

apple galette topHidden between the apples and the buttery pastry, lies a thin sweet layer of tahini, mixed with honey and cinnamon and sprinkled with crunchy walnuts. Continue reading

Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad with Tahini Dressing

brussel sprouts.jpgA colourful, crunchy, fresh, nutty, flavourful salad with a tahini dressing to die for! Brussel sprouts need to be sliced thinly, so it’s best to use a mandolin or a box grater, unless you have advanced knife skills. If fresh brussel sprouts are not in season, make this salad with cabbage. It’s just as delicious. Serve it as a side dish or a light lunch. It even tastes great the next day. Continue reading

Tahini Chocolate Rolls

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This is a variation of my tahini cinnamon rolls. I took an instagram challenge to create something exciting and delicious using chocolate. I don’t know if I this is the grand prize winning entry but it sure is a winner in my house. Tahini and chocolate go so well together. The orange accent in the syrup and a touch of salt in the filling make these rolls almost addictive. You can make the dough in the bowl of a food processor for speed. Continue reading

Almond Tahini Biscuits

tahini cookies.jpgThese delicious cookies are something between the Greek «halva», Cypriot tahini pies and butter biscuits. They are crunchy, intensely flavoured with tahini and a lovely almond crunch. I particularly like the hint of cinnamon and sea salt in every bite. They are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Best part, they can be mixed entirely in a food processor in no time. These sweet temptations improve in taste and texture the next day. They can be kept in a biscuit tin or airtight container for weeks. If they last that long. Continue reading