Recipe: Cinnamon Pastries with Tahini

Dessert recipes with spices and herbs
December 26, 2009

Yesterday I went to the garden to harvest some aromatic herbs and I found some ripen Rocotillo.

Christmas Rocotillo Decoration

These chilies are really awesome and I put them on the Christmas tree.

SchiacciataI cooked many traditional recipes for Christmas, from every part of the world.
Here in Sicily a must is schiacciata, a closed pizza stuffed with broccoli, sausage, olives and cheese.

I had some pizza dough leftovers, and I use them for these pastries.

Cinnamon Pastries with Tahini

Cinnamon Pastries with Tahini

Roll out the dough very thin, into circle shapes 10 cm in diameter.

Spread tahiniSpread a teaspoon of tahini on each disc, and sprinkle with:
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cane-sugar

Create the pastriesRoll into a tube, then roll again the tube into a spiral, like the indian parotas.

Press with your hands the pastries, then sprinkle with sugar-cane.
Bake in preheated 180° C (356 F) oven 15-20 minutes.

Pizza Dough Recipe on Il Meglio in Cucina - Best Cuisine.

Sfoof, Sesame Cake from LebanonAnother tahini dessert:

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I'm sending this to Susan for her Yeast Spotting event.

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Author: Joanne (URL)

I will have both of these treats please, thank you very much! They look amazing! I love the stuffed bread and the tahini/cinnamon filling in these rolls sounds to-die-for!

Author: Susan/Wild Yeast (URL)

Both the schiacciata and the pastries look so delicious. And how pretty are those peppers on the tree. Happy New Year!

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