April 13 2021

Tahini rolls with cinnamon and cardamom

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A sweet Middle Eastern bread.

Quick, easy and delicious.

Recipe created by the SU-EATABLE LIFE team of experts.


Serves four

    For the dough:
    • 00 Flour 150 g
    • Wholewheat flour 150 g
    • Whole milk 120 ml
    • Extra virgin olive oil 80 ml
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp sugar

    For the filling:
    • Tahini paste 100 g
    • Brown sugar 80 g
    • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
    • ½ tsp ground cardamom
    • Sesame seeds to taste


Nutritional information
Per serving: 272 Kcal


Environmental Impact

Per serving: 
72 grams CO2 equivalence - carbon footprint
308 litres - water footprint

This recipe’s environmental sustainability level is: Very high.

To eat sustainably at each meal, our advice is to keep within 1000 grams of CO2 equivalence (carbon footprint) and 1000 litres of virtual water (water footprint). Remember that animal protein (meat, cheese, fish and eggs) have a greater impact than grains, beans, pulses and vegetables. Vegetable sides generally have a low environmental impact, equivalent to around 100 grams of CO2, including dressing.



Method

Mix the baking powder, sugar and milk in a bowl and leave to rest for 5 minutes (keep some milk aside to brush the rolls before cooking).

Add a pinch of salt to the flour, mix together and add the milk mixture to it gradually, mixing constantly.

Add the oil and work the dough for a further 5 minutes.

Cover with a tea towel and leave to rest for about an hour.

On a floured board, roll out the dough into a large 35 x 50 cm rectangle.

Spread the tahini paste over the dough, covering it well.

Sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and cardamom and leave to rest for 10 minutes.

Roll the dough length-wise. 

Slice the long roll into ten pieces of equal size and place on a baking tray. Cover them with a damp cloth and leave them to rise for around 15 minutes (they will double in size).

Brush the rolls with the milk you previously kept aside and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake at 160°C in the middle of the oven until golden (around 15-20 minutes).


The Chef’s Advice

Get creative and try out other ways to flavour your tahini rolls, such as adding a few walnuts, seeds, dried fruit or dates. You can make a vegan version of this recipe by replacing the cow’s milk with a plant-based milk. 

Nutritional Advice

This recipe contains a moderate amount of sugar which can be further reduced by adding more cardamom and cinnamon for natural sweetness.

Environmental Advice

Favour fresh and minimally processed food in your diet.

This environmentally sustainable dish would make for a delicious breakfast, snack or pudding.

Tahini rolls with cinnamon and cardamom

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