Tahini & Grape Molasses
1 cup tahini (ground sesame seed paste)
1/2 cup grape molasses (thick grape juice syrup)
Place tahini in a deep bowl, then slowly add grape molasses and mix them well. This traditional Turkish dessert should be eaten with Turkish Bread (if not available, fresh French or Italian bread) for breakfast or dessert. We especially like to eat Tahin Pekmez on cold winter days, it gives energy and is very filling. My mother used to say to me "if you have it every morning you will never feel the cold".
Tahini is very healthy, does not have cholesterol and lasts long. It also contains B vitamins and protein like milk.
Grape Molasses is a good source of energy and carbohydrates because of its high sugar content. It is ideal for daily doses of calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Plus, it contains lots of minerals.
You can purchase Tahini (Tahin) and Grape Molasses (Pekmez) from Turkish or Middle Eastern Grocery Stores or online at Tulumba.com and Taste of Turkey.