Tahini and honey spread – Tαχινόμελο10 comments Feb 18th, 2010 | By Tobias | Category: Breakfast, Recipes
This bread spread was a great discovery. Once I had finished preparing the Tahini and honey spread I tried with a piece of rusk. Amazing taste i though, that something so simple can be so delicious…
I spent some time in a Greek Orthodox Monastery lately in order to learn some more about recipes used during lent. While we were cooking I asked the abbot what the monks are eating for breakfast as fasting prohibits all animal products. The monks, unlike most Greeks that only have a Nescafe for breakfast, the monks do eat in the morning.
What is eaten in for breakfast varies form monastery to monastery, but in this one it is a spread made from Tahini and Honey. Tahini is often used to replace oil or butter during lent and honey is the only animal product allowed during lent.
As there are several days of fasting per week throughout the year, this Tahini and honey spread is part of the regular diet in the Monastery.
Preparation time: 3 minutes
very simple recipe
- 2 parts of Tahini
- 1 part honey
- ground nuts (optional)
Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix with a spoon until you have created a thick paste.
Add honey according to your individual taste. You can also add ground walnuts or almonds to the paste.
Can be stored in a jar for several days outside of the fridge.