Tahini and Halva Brownies
These tahini and halva brownies are insanely rich with a gooey chocolate filling that is mixed with nutty halva chunks and a tahini swirl on top.
Yield: 16 brownies
  • 1 cup + 1½ tbsp unsalted butter
  • 9 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • ¾ cup + 3 tbsp flour
  • ⅓ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 7 oz halva, broken into small chunks
  • ⅓ cup tahini
  1. Heat oven to 400F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and line with parchment paper, then grease again. Set aside.
  2. Heat the butter and chocolate in the microwave or over a pot of simmering water until melted. Whisk to combine until the sauce is thick and shiny. Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the eggs and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk until pale and creamy, about 5 minutes by hand or 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Add in the chocolate mixture and fold together with a spatula until just combined.
  4. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Add into the bowl with the batter and fold into the chocolate mixture. Gently stir in the pieces of halva, then scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan smoothing it out into an even layer.
  5. Dollop the tahini on top and use a chopstick or skewer to marble it into the batter.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 23 minutes, or until the middle is still slightly wobbly and gooey inside. Allow to cool in the pan, then cut into 16 pieces and serve.
Recipe from Ottolenghi Sweet
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at https://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2019/05/tahini-and-halvah-brownies.html