Tahini Bread Tahinli Ekmek

Recipe by Dienia B.
READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 5 loaves




  • Proof yeast in 1/8 cup warm water (I add 1 Tablespoon honey).
  • Add sugar, scalded milk, and butter.
  • Add flour; knead 5 minutes.
  • Let rise until doubled; punch down; cut into 5 equal pieces.
  • Roll out each piece until they are a thin round shape.
  • While dough is rising, make filling by mixing tahini and sugar together.
  • Spread the filling on each round equally.
  • Roll up jelly-roll style.
  • Let rest, covered with a damp cloth, for 30 minutes.
  • Hold them at both ends of the roll and swing them to make them longer and thinner (That's what the recipe says.).
  • Wrap them like a cinnamon roll.
  • Place parchment paper on an oven tray; arrange dough on it.
  • Brush with egg wash; sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Let rest 10 more minutes (I am guessing until doubled).
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.