I am using a lot of tahini these days, and as I tend to do, got stubborn about the $7 and change price tag on a jar. Here's my effort to make tahini at home for waaay cheaper!
Toasting the sesame seeds:
The finished product:
It's darker and grainier than my store-bought tahini, but it's also organic and cheap-o. I will update on how it works in hummus, dressings, etc. as I use it. So far, so good!
Edited to add:
Since I made the tahini, I've used it to make the best homemade baba ganoush ever! It definitely gets the seal of approval! :)