Fall is a great time for comfort foods. I always think of pumpkins, squashes and sweet potatoes or Yams this time of the year. Love making stews and soups that are fill with these taste starchy foods. My sister had a bunch of yams left in her garden so we decided to make a Yam bread. I wanted to do something a little different and thought that yams and sesame would be a great combination.
I have been making a lot of hummus these days as my wife Donna loves it. So instead of just adding sesame seeds to this bread recipe. I used Tahini in it as I always put it in my hummus. Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, looks like peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and has a smooth nutty flavor. You can find Tahini in a glass jar or a can, in the ethnic foods aisle of your regular grocery store.
The sweetness from the yams and the nutty flavor of the sesame seeds made a wonderful bread. The color is beautiful and unusual to look at. The Polenta in this bread recipe adds a graininess and nutty flavor to the bread also. Would be great for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
If you like yams and sesame seed you will love this bread recipe.
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