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Tahini Cake
(Taninopita Nistisimi)
What You Need:
  • 1 cup tahini (sesame seed paste, available in Greek or Middle Eastern specialty shops)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cognac
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1˝ to 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ˝ cup golden raisins
  • ˝ cup glace fruit
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Confectioners' sugar for topping

  • How To Cook:
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    2. If tahini has separated, stir to blend. Beat tahini in a large bowl with an electric mixer and gradually add sugar. Combine cognac and baking soda and add to mixture.

    3. Sift together 1˝ cups of flour with cinnamon and combine with walnuts, raisins, and glace fruit.

    4. Add flour mixture and orange juice alternately to tahini batter, mixing thoroughly after each addition. (At this point beat by hand if you have been using an electric mixer.)

    5. Add water or more flour only if necessary to attain proper consistency-batter should be thicker than an average cake batter.

    6. Butter a 9 by 12 by 2-inch baking pan and line the bottom with buttered wax paper. Pour in batter and spread evenly. Bake for 45 minutes, or until cake is a deep chestnut color.

    7. Cool in pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar while cake is still warm. When cake is completely cool, cut into bars or diamond shapes.

        1 cup walnuts and 1 cup raisins, or 2 cups walnuts can be used instead of the mixture indicated.
    To Make: 36
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    Cuisine » Europe » Greece
    Main Ingredient » Herbs & Spices » Sesame & Tahini
    Main Ingredient » Grains & Cereals » Flour
    Main Ingredient » Nuts » Walnut
    Dish » Cake & Muffins


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