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Roasted Sesame Seed Tahini

What you need: 

4 cups sesame seeds
1/4 - 1/2 cup olive or vegetable oil

What you do: 

- Heat the oven up to 350 degrees.
- Cover a baking sheet with tin foil.
- Spread the sesame seeds evenly over the baking sheet.
- Cook the sesame seeds in the oven for about 8-10 min. stirring them around frequently to make sure they are evenly roasted. Don't let them get too brown, or the tahini will taste burned.
- OR you can roast the seeds in a skillet on the stove, stirring frequently if you prefer.
- Set them out to cool.
- Dump them into the food processor.
- Add oil and blend on high for about 5 min. If you need to, stop and stir to make sure all the seeds get evenly ground up.
- Keep blending until the tahini is a smooth, pouring consistency. Add more oil if it seems too dry.
- Pour into a jar and store in the fridge. It will keep for a long time. You now have a great base for adding to hummus or making sauces.

Preparation Time: 
15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I used four cups of white sesame seeds and 1/2 cup of olive oil;  I added another tablespoon near the end, when most of the mixture was processed.  I preheated a large, deep 12" skillet on a gas stove at low-medium heat and roasted 1 cup at a time.  Each batch took approximately 4 minutes or less.  Once the seeds were done, I spread them out on a baking sheet near the window to cool down (for 13 plus 9 minutes).  This Tahini was nice, simple AND delicious! ...and my first attempt.  Can't wait to use this in some homemade Hummus!  Peace.  :)>>>

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