It took me a while to decide what to name this tahini recipe.
I wanted to come up with something cool and catchy to get your interest right at the get-go. But then I realized something. We probably only ever need one tahini recipe up our collective sleeves at any given time, especially if it yields The Perfect Tahini. And this one is just that; perfect the way it is. No muss, no fuss.
Broiling is not a method I’ve used often, in my own kitchen, in cooking over the last 10 years. Probably because I’ve lived in rentals for that long and the broil setup on each unfortunately-electric-not-gas and usually-at-least-30-years-old oven I’ve encountered was different and unfamiliar and misunderstood and therefore overlooked. What does it mean to turn on the broiler? How come there is no preheating required? Where does the broiler heat source come from, the top or the bottom of the oven? Where do I put my oven rack for best broiling results?
The humble black bean has been the most versatile staple food in our pantry these days. Tiny in size in its dried form, the little legume cooks up plump and perfectly creamy on the inside with a bit of chew to the skin on the outside. I cook my black beans low and slow in the oven (or on the stovetop) in the largest, heaviest pot I’ve got; my dutch oven. I have a big orange 6-quart’er which I’ve nicknamed The Pumpkin. Cheers for creativity and for naming cookware!