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Tahini-Swirled Brownies

tahini-swirled brownies Dessert
Tahini-Swirled Brownies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 55 min
  • Servings 16

Try the trend that everyone is talking about: tahini. The nutty condiment made from toasted ground sesame seeds is a staple in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking, and these brownies put it to good use for a trendy twist on cream cheese-swirled brownies. If you’re hesitant about trying the ingredient that’s showing up on everyone’s Pinterest boards, this decadent dessert is the way to do it. MORE+ LESS-

November 13, 2018

Ingredients

Brownies

1/2
cup butter
4
oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/4
cups sugar
3
eggs
2
teaspoons vanilla
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips

Tahini Swirl

1/2
cup tahini
2
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, room temperature
1/4
cup sugar
1
egg

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with shortening or butter.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Add 1 1/4 cups sugar; mix to combine. Add 3 eggs and vanilla; mix to combine. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix just until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter in pan.
  • 4
    In small bowl, stir tahini, cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 egg until smooth. Spoon tahini mixture by tablespoonfuls evenly over batter. Cut through several times with knife for marbled design.
  • 5
    Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Cool completely in pan on rack, about 2 hours. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Tahini is made from toasted ground sesame seeds. It is sometimes made from untoasted seeds and is labeled “raw.”
  • Look for tahini in the condiment aisle of your grocery store.
  • Softening the cream cheese will make it much easier to blend with the tahini.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
170mg
7%
Potassium
140mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
22g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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