Move over peanut butter and jelly, move over dulce de leche, I got me my dibs wa tahini! I am going to sit down somewhere and savor that creamy, dark, sweet,nutty, earthy, intensely satisfying combination of tahini and carob molasses. It is going to take me all of five seconds to open the jars, pour the dibs and tahini on my plate and mix them with my spoon and then quickly slather some on my bread. Oh joy and contentment!
When I saw a jar of dibs el-kharroob (carob molasses) at Sara Bakery I could not contain my excitement. I was going to relive moments with my Teta Nabiha and my Tante Claire who would pull out the dibs and tahini from the cupboard and eat it with a piece of bread late at night when a desire for something sweet was tugging.
1 jar of dibs el-kharroob, 1 teaspoon per serving
1 jar of tahini, 2 tablespoons per serving
Pour some dibs and some tahini on your plate . With a spoon stir to mix the two as much or as little as you desire. Take a piece of bread and dip it in or slather some with the spoon on the bread. Enjoy and Sahteyn!
Some people like to dip a plain cookie ( such as a Marie cookie) into the dibs wa tahini, in lieu of bread.
بيلحس الدبس عن الطحينه
(Proverb from South Lebanon: ” he can lick the dibs from the tahini“-meaning: he is so skilled, nothing is too difficult for him. Proverbes populaires du Liban-sud, F.J.Abela)