Bake time= 8-10 minutes

Level= Easy


Tahini is usually  used to make humus or make dressing for salads or garnish over some vegetable. Using it for bread is uncommon in the world but it is used in Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines and  Turkish cuisine know what they are doing and they make perfect delicious bread or sell rolls with it. Tahini bread is also traditional in Turkey.Tahini bread usually sold in the bakeries in the feast time and fast month. Also Tahini’s versatility has made it very popular all throughout Turkey and they mix tahini with Pekmez.(Pekmez=a jam like substance made from grapes, figs or mulberries.) They usually prepare this mixture for breakfast and it is especially popular during the winter time.

Tahini bread rolls, this delicious soft rolls have a wonderful sesame butter texture, it is also a wonderful alternative for those with nut allergies.Homemade Tahini bread can easily be  made for a family in your kitchen, however this is much easier to make by just following the simple technique I used. It is  very rich and addictive and perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!

TAHINI HEALTH BENEFITS: Tahini is a seed butter made from sesame seeds that are toasted and ground.Tahini contains more protein than nuts. It’s a rich source of B vitamins (B1, B2, B3,B5 and B15 )that boost energy and brain function. They promote healthy cell growth and including that of red blood cells, which will help prevent Anemia. They support and increase the rate of metabolism, enhance immunity and nervous system function as well as helping to maintain healthy skin and muscle tone.Vitamin E , which is protective against heart stroke and heart disease. Also tahini has  important minerals, such magnesium, iron, and calcium. Tahini is very easy to digest and many of its nutrients find their way in to the blood stream within about an hour of  consumption.


1 cup flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour

1 Cup whole milk

1/2 cup lukewarm water

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tsp dry instant yeast

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt

For Making Dough: Sift flour and whole wheat flour in a bowl and add the milk, warm water, olive oil, the yeast, salt and sugar. Combine them together and knead the dough for 5-10 minutes, cover  with a plastic wrap. Keep the dough in a warm temperature for 1 hours or until doubles in size.

FOR FILLING: 1 Cup tahini ( sesame seed paste)and 1 Cup sugar, combine in a small bowl and set aside.


1 egg yolk for egg wash.


1-  Divide into two equal balls ( you can make 3 or four small balls). Place the piece of  dough on the flour-dusted surface and roll out it , about 1mm thicken . Cover the rolled dough with a layer of tahini filling.

2- Then you to make a roll , roll into 2 cm ( like a sausage shape) and you need to twist it, after twisting arrange your sausage shape into spiral.

3- Flatten just a bit from the top with your rolling pin. Set on a tray to rise for 5 minutes, and place the flatten loaf on a baking tray lined with some parchment.

4-Brush with egg-wash and bake the preheated oven to 230 degrees C. about 8-10 minutes or bake it  until golden brown. Cool well before serving.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Very interesting. I have never seen this bread before. Thanks for introducing it to me.

  2. GP Cox says:

    Sounds easy enough for even me to make!

  3. atkokosplace says:

    Looks delightful! I like the idea of having this with tea or coffee! Thank you! 😊

  4. Looks amazing! Good info! Always love hummus, so those tahini bread …..😋

  5. love it! I have tahini in the fridge and never know what to do with it. Thanks for sharing.

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