Tahini Roll Recipe – A Sweet and Nutty Delight for Every Occasion

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Tahini Roll
  • Serving: 12-16 people
  • Prep time: 2:30 h
  • Cook time: 25 m
  • Ready in: 2:55 h
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The Tahini Roll is a delightful pastry that artfully combines the rich, nutty flavor of tahini with a sweet and tender dough. This recipe guides you through the process of creating these scrumptious rolls, perfect for a unique breakfast treat, a delectable dessert, or a special snack. Ideal for those who appreciate the subtle sweetness and depth of tahini, these rolls offer a delightful alternative to traditional cinnamon rolls.

The swirls of tahini within the dough not only impart a distinct taste but also contribute to a moist and soft texture. Whether you’re an experienced baker looking to experiment with new flavors or trying your hand at making sweet rolls for the first time, Tahini Rolls are straightforward to prepare and are sure to impress with their distinctive taste and elegant presentation. Enjoy crafting these exquisite rolls and the joy they bring with each bite.

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Nutritional Values

4000 kcal
70 g
140 g
620 g
20 g
320 g


  • Instructions

    1-In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix in the warm milk, melted butter, and egg to form a smooth dough.

  • 2-Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes until it's smooth and elastic.

  • 3-Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

  • 4-In a separate bowl, mix together the tahini and sugar for the filling.

  • 5-Once the dough has risen, roll it out on a floured surface into a large rectangle.

  • 6-Spread the tahini and sugar mixture evenly over the dough.

  • 7-Roll up the dough tightly from the long side, then slice into 1-inch thick rounds.

  • 8-Place the rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover, and let them rise again for about 30 minutes.

  • 9-Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  • 10-Brush the tops of the buns with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  • 11-Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

  • 12-Let the buns cool on a wire rack before serving.

  • Conclusion

    Our Tahini Rolls are a delightful way to enjoy a classic Turkish pastry. The absence of cinnamon allows the rich tahini flavor to shine through, complemented by the soft, sweet bread. Whether you're enjoying them as a special treat or sharing them with friends and family, these Tahini Rolls are a delightful addition to any culinary occasion.

Smart Tips

  • Even Rolling: Ensure that the dough is rolled evenly for consistent baking.

  • Tahini Quality: Use good-quality tahini for the best flavor.

  • Browning Watch: Keep an eye on the buns while baking to prevent over-browning.

  • Serving Suggestion: These buns are best enjoyed warm, but they can also be reheated in the oven or microwave.

  • Storage Tips: Store in an airtight container to keep them fresh for longer.

  • Variation: For a different twist, you can add a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of chopped nuts to the tahini filling.

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