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"Tahinopita" or Tahini cake with honey and orange juice, without eggs

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10m · 30m

There's no fancy prep work here, all the ingredients are basically thrown in to a bowl and mixed together. The final result is absolutely delightful and as an added bonus, it's Lenten approved! It is dairy-free and do not contain  eggs but it's still delicious! Enjoy...


270 gr. self-rising flour
1  teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon of grounded nutmeg
1 teacup of tahini
½ teacup of olive oil
½ teacup of sugar
2 tablespoons of honey (full)
1 cup of orange juice
½ teaspoon of baking soda
1 freshly grated orange
½ cup of walnuts (chopped)
½ cup of raisins
sesame seeds for garnishing at the end

Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl (add the flour at the end, little by little). Pour the mixture in a lightly oiled pan and sift sesame seeds evenly over the top of the pie.
Preheat the oven in 180°C and bake the pie until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.


 In case that the mixture is too thick, you may add a little more orange juice.

Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, similar to peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and smooth nut butter rich in calcium. 

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