How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • With a food processor or by hand, cream the butter with the tahini.
  • Add the salt and brown sugar.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Sprinkle in the flour, blending well.
  • Mix in the chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • The dough will be very stiff.
  • Lightly butter two 7-inch pie plates or shallow baking pans.
  • Press the dough to evenly cover the bottom and sides of the pie plates to a thickness of no more than 1/4 inch.
  • Press a few whole nuts into the surface to decorate.
  • Bake the shortbread for 12 - 15 minutes and then check it frequently, every couple of minutes, and remove it from the oven as soon as the edges are golden brown.
  • Be careful not to overbake it.
  • While it is still warm, cut each shortbread into 8 or 10 wedges in the pan.
  • Do not wait until it is cool or it will crumble.
  • Makes: 16 to 20 wedges

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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it. I love both halvah and shortbread so this recipe is definitely a winner!
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  • omaizzy 14 years ago
    mmmm....halva. a christmas treat at our house. and halva shortbread? sounds like heaven! can't wait to try this. thanks!
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  • pattycake 16 years ago
    Looking forward to trying this - thanks :-)
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  • invisiblechef 16 years ago
    I love Moosewoods books. I have one of their collections, I'm thinking it's called simple suppers. Great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    This is an excellent recipe. I give it a 5!
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  • wynnebaer 16 years ago
    Love Halvah...Love shortbread.....A must try....:)
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I love shortbread and this look interesting. Thanks for the post - can't wait to try it. =)
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