Tahini roll

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Tahini roll
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Alternative namesTahinopitta, Tahinli çörek
TypeSweet roll
Place of originSouth Caucasus, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey
Main ingredientsDough, tahini, sugar, cinnamon

A tahini roll or tahini bread roll is a sweet pastry found commonly in the cuisines of Armenia as Թահինով Հաց; Cyprus and Greece as ταχινόπιττα or τασιηνόπιττα; Turkey as tahinli çörek; and in Arab cuisine as khubz tahini.[1] They are a popular street food in Cyprus.[2]

The dough includes sugar and oil and has a texture between a bread and a cookie. It is leavened with yeast and can be baked after the first rise.[1] Sometimes the pastry may be soaked in syrup of sugar or honey, and flavored with cinnamon.[2]

Tahini rolls are made by rolling the dough flat, spreading it with the tahini mixture, sprinkling with sugar, and rolling into a log shape. The dough is then sliced into smaller pieces and flattened to form a circle.

According to Palestinian chef Sami Tamimi, the pastry originates in Armenia.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Perry, Charles. "Tahini Cookies". Los Angeles times.
  2. ^ a b "Recipe: Traditional Cypriot tahini pies". The Globe.
  3. ^ "Cook this: Kubez el tahineh — sweet tahini rolls — from Falastin". National Post.