Miya's Kitchen: Banana Cake and Tahini Ice Cream Notes
That jar of tahini that is gathering dust on the top shelf of your refrigerator? Yeah, get that out. It’s time for a tahini dessert mashup that will have you thinking that you have died and gone to dessert heaven. Tahini always makes me a little nervous because I haven’t had much practice cooking with it and I don’t yet know its flavor idiosyncrasies. All I know is that it reminds me of the earthier hippie older cousin of peanut butter – and I love peanut butter.
Following Thomas Keller’s formula for homemade ice cream that has helped me create strawberry, white chocolate and caramel ice cream relatively successfully, I decided to give Tahini Ice Cream a try. The result was an earthy yet balanced ice cream that paired with this yummy banana cake and a little honeycomb for an added sweetness. It was good enough to pass for dessert and dare I say... breakfast? You decide.