|black and white sesame seeds||2 tablespoons|
|sugar||1 cup and 2 tablespoons|
|AP flour||1 1/2 cups|
|baking powder||1 3/4 teaspoon|
|baking soda||1/4 teaspoon|
|vegetable oil||1/2 cup|
|toasted sesame oil||2 teaspoons|
|cooking spray or butter|
Sesame Tea Bread is a slightly sweet and nutty bread with a crunchy outside and moist inside. It lasts for several days on the counter. It’s great with a cup of tea as an afternoon snack or a light breakfast treat. The original recipe came from Clair from Bon Appetit, but I simplified a bit. Everyone loved this version including my 4 year old nephew who decided to only eat this bread for lunch.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray your standard sized loaf pan with cooking spray or grease with butter.
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon of sugar into the loaf pan. Gently shake the pan around until they are covering the pan. Dump the remaining seeds and sugar into a bowl to reserve them for later.
- In a mixing bowl combine your eggs and remaining 1 cup of sugar. Beat until fluffy.
- Add in your tahini, yogurt, vegetable, and sesame oil. Beat for another minute or 2. I used low-fat Greek yogurt.
- Add in the remainder of the ingredients except for the flour. Beat for an additional minute or two until everything is combined.
- Stir in your flour and remaining 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds at this point. Make sure you scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is combined.
- Pour or scoop the batter into your loaf pan. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and sugar you reserved earlier.
- Place your loaf pan into the warm oven. Allow the bread to cook for 55 minutes before you begin to check it, When a tooth pick comes out clean, you know it is done.
- Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool all the way down.
- Use a spatula to loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
- Turn it upside down and remove the loaf. Slice and enjoy.
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