Lebanese Sweet Nuts Bread

Lebanese cuisine is another challenging work. Honestly, I have yet had time to really go into it but one major ingredient that already stuck into my brain since long ago. The famous tahini paste ! Tahini is often used in making dipping sauce and also many other middle east cooking. It is made mainly by ground sesame seeds blend together with olive oil. I love sesame seeds a lot cause it has such unique aroma that is simply irresistible. However, I have tried to make my own tahini but too bad lack of sesame powder and for a twist I decided to use mixed ground nuts & seeds on this recipe. And here's what I did.

Ingredients for dough :
1 tspn yeast
120ml water
200gm all purpose flour
2 tspn sugar
1 TB oil

Ingredients for Mixed nuts filling :
4 TB ground roasted peanut
4 TB ground roasted hazelnut
2 TB ground roasted white or black sesame
2 tspn cinnamon powder
1 tbsp lemon zest
3/4 cup olive oil
(combine all ingredient and blend to form paste)

Method :
(1) combine yeast, water and sugar together, leave to rest for 5 mins.
(2) stir in flour to form a soft dough and knead untill smooth.
(3) keep the dough cover and leave to rest for 2-3 hours to rise.
(4) divide dough into 2 portions or 4 portions for smaller sizes.
(5)  roll out flat into rectangle shape and spread on the nuts mixture.
(6)  roll it up like a swiss roll and then again flatten it by rolling pin.
(7) finally, bake at preheated oven 190'C untill brown.

I really enjoy the crispy crust very much. Plus the aroma of mixed nuts & seeds is definitely a double joy. How could you resist to have this with a cup of your favourite coffee ! Yummmm.... Have a great Monday everyone. Enjoy !
I'm sending this to Wild Yeast @ Yeastspotting & Bake Your Own Bread.
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