2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup melted and cooled butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp Oriental-style (dark) sesame oil
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
2 lightly beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup raisins (optional)
4 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 400F, prepare pans. In a bowl, stir together flour,
baking powder and salt. In another bowl, stir together tahini,
butter and oil; stir in sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla until blended.
Add dry mix to wet mix until just combined, stir in raisins and 3
Tbsp of sesame seeds. Spoon batter into pans, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp
sesame seeds and bake 15-20 mins or until done. Makes 12 muffins.
Note: To toast sesame seeds, place in small frying pan/skillet over
medium heat. Cook, stirring for 3 mins, or until seeds are lightly
browned. May also be toasted in a microwave, stirring often.