The tahini is starting to ___.

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msh210
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The tahini is starting to ___.

Post by msh210 »

Is there a verb for what tahini, or similar things, does when it comes apart, when the oil separates form the rest of it? It's said to ___. I'm thinking of some simple word like "fall" or "go" or "split" -- though I don't think it's any of those.

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Post by David »

The closest technical description is "demulsify" but I believe "split" is mainly usually used when referring to food.
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Post by msh210 »

David wrote:"demulsify" but I believe "split" is mainly usually used when referring to food.
Ah, thanks.
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Re: The tahini is starting to ___.

Post by ejm »

I too would use "split" when the oil separates. Sometimes stirring a bit of salt into the tahini can rejoin the solids with the oil. edit: Just stirring will work too. But the addition of the salt seems to help it stay together. Or at least that works with peanut butter.

edit: I'd also say that the tahini is "separating".
msh210 wrote:your feedback form isn't working. it keeps telling me I have non-ASCII characters in my post, or that it's more than 500 characters, and neither is the case. If you can contact me (gmail.com account msh210), I'd appreciate it much.
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