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Blonde Tahini Brownies

Indulge in the divine allure of these Blonde Tahini Brownies, a tantalizing dance of flavors that will enchant your taste buds. Melted butter and velvety tahini unite to form a symphony of creamy richness. As you take your first bite, the luscious embrace of light brown sugar and vanilla sends a shiver of pleasure down your spine.


Their texture, oh, so captivating! Each morsel is a sensuous blend of moist tenderness and a delicate crumb that melts in your mouth. The symphony continues with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, and a whisper of black pepper that tease your palate with their seductive charm.


The optional addition of chopped nuts adds an irresistible crunch, enhancing the experience with every nibble. Surrender to the temptation of these Blonde Tahini Brownies, and your senses will be forever bewitched by their beguiling taste and heavenly texture.


Vibe: For a delightful culinary experience while making these Blonde Tahini Brownies, I recommend playing "Sugar" by Maroon 5. Its catchy beats and upbeat rhythm will infuse your baking session with a joyful ambiance, adding an extra sprinkle of happiness to your kitchen. Let the music elevate your mood as you dance and create these tantalizing treats, making the whole process feel like a delightful celebration. Enjoy your baking journey!


Booze: Pairing wine with desserts can be a delightful experience. For the Blonde Tahini Brownies, I recommend a sweet and luscious dessert wine like a late-harvest Riesling. The wine's honeyed and fruity notes will complement the rich and nutty flavors of the brownies, creating a harmonious balance between sweetness and the warm spices in the recipe. The wine's natural acidity will also cut through the richness of the brownies, preventing the overall taste from becoming too cloying. Together, the wine and brownies will create a sumptuous symphony of flavors, making for a perfect ending to any meal or a luxurious treat on its own. Sip, savor, and enjoy this delectable pairing!


Set the Scene: Before diving into the delightful world of baking these Blonde Tahini Brownies, treat yourself to a calming and rejuvenating self-care strategy to set the mood: Create a Zen Space: Set the scene for relaxation by decluttering your kitchen and creating a soothing ambiance. Light some scented candles, play soft instrumental music, and dim the lights to create a cozy and peaceful atmosphere.


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 + 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup tahini paste

  • 1 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • chopped nuts (such as walnuts or almonds) for added texture (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease 24 mini brownie cups (or a 9x9-inch baking dish).

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Mix until well combined.

  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract and tahini paste.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, ground black pepper, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined. If desired, fold in the chopped nuts.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it evenly.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 - 20 minutes for minis (9x9 baking dish, 20-25 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs.

  7. Allow the blond brownies to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Once cooled, they're ready to serve!


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