Is there any tool, process, or blade that will get my homemade tahini smooth? it's so textured I don't care for it in anything.

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Pegeen September 5, 2014
And then there's this: Witmer Company Peanut Butter Mixer
http://www.amazon.com/Witmer-Company-Peanut-Butter-Mixer/dp/B003IQH72M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380915077&sr=8-2&keywords=natural+peanut+butter+mixer
 
Pegeen September 5, 2014
p.s. This tool was originally mentioned by Sam1148, not me. Thanks to Sam.
 
Susan W. September 5, 2014
Now that's hilarious. I wonder if sam owns one. :0)
 
Pegeen September 5, 2014
To Susan's point, here's a Food52 column about Tahini made with hulled vs unhulled sesame seeds: https://food52.com/blog/4450-homemade-tahini-creamy-and-coarse
 
Susan W. September 5, 2014
Great article. I saved the recipe. The next time I crave Whole Foods Garlicky kale salad, I will make my own tahini. I wonder what it would be like using sesame oil as part of the oil.
 
Susan W. September 5, 2014
The reason yours isn't smooth is because they use hulled sesame seeeds when it is made commercially. I don't think hulled are available to us. I wonder if you could pass it through a strainer to remove the hulls?
 
Pegeen September 5, 2014
Dump it into a food processor to smooth it out? Here's a previous Hotline discussion, might be helpful. It mentions different techniques: https://food52.com/hotline/21070-is-the-any-way-to-blend-a-jar-of-separated-tahini-without-making-a-mess-of-it
 
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