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Gluten Free Tahini Brownies

Full Recipe -https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/gluten-free-chocolate-tahini-brownies

What can I say... it's a new year, so why not try out a new recipe. I first came across this recipe while I was scrolling through my IG feed and the ingredient 'Tahini' popped out at me... 'Oooh this must be something exotic and super cool'. Plus I've been trying to adapt a gluten free diet so these Gluten Free Tahini Brownies seemed like the real deal to me. Read on as my brownie cooking adventure unveils... 

Time it took salvage ingredients -

An hour or two, give or take. In general, I am not the person who has a bunch of baking ingredients stocked up from previous baking sessions. So I was starting off BRAND new. Most of the ingredients seemed super healthy so I decided to go to Whole Foods to pick up the majority of the items. Also I wanted to hit the Whole Foods hot bar for dinner so I figured I would go ahead and kill two birds with one stone.. heh. Tahini was the hardest ingredient to find because I had no idea what Tahini even was.

Quick SUMMARY - Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste or sauce made from ground sesame seeds. YUM! 

Just as an FYI - You can find Tahini all the way at the bottom shelf of the peanut butter aisle. Other than that

I resorted to Target to pick up my 8X8 baking pan and decided I would be making two batches of brownies since I had enough ingredients two double the fun. For a full list of ingredients check out the link above. 

Overall Experience -

The brownies weren't that hard to make to be completely honest. It would most likely take a baking pro about 20 min. max to get these bad boys in the oven. My bestie, Smoose had fun licking the chocolate and raw brownie batter (no she did not get salmonella but I would highly recommend against doing this). 

The recipe recommends cooking the brownies at 350 for 22-26 minutes. That is a total lie... I put my brownies in for 22 minutes and they got a little burnt. I would suggest you check on them consistently, especially when you hit the 15 minute mark. 

Taste Score - 3.8/5

I am the kind of person that will immediately taste test my food the moment its finished cooking. So with these treats, I wasted no time in forking a piece of brownie to see if the brownies had lived up to its hype. 

To be completely honest, I was so shocked at the Tahini taste when I first tasted the brownies. I was not used to its strong flavor, which these brownies definitely boast. However, the Tahini flavor does grow on you eventually and when I tried them again the next day, I actually kinda liked the flavor.  

I would recommend cutting down on the amount of sugar in the recipe. I do not prefer my sweets to be over powerful with sweetness. If I were to make these again, I would only use 1/4 granulated sugar. 

Is this a Repeat Recipe? Meh... probably not, I wasn't blown away. 

Would I recommend this recipe to others? Sure, if you like the Tahini flavor and love dark chocolate.