But more and more in our test kitchen and out in the world, tahini (sesame paste) and halvah (its candy form) keep showing up. It's nothing new in the Middle East—but while we may be slow learners, we're happy to have caught on.
Not only does it add salty-savoriness to desserts or baked goods, but it has an earthiness flaky salt (a previous standby) could never bring. Here are 11 desserts (and morning goods) that bring tahini to the sweet side:
Tell us: How do you like to cook (or bake) with tahini?