This recipe is adapted from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion's recipe for Bakery Date Squares.
My husband introduced me to techina (tahini), a staple found in most Israeli kitchens, as soon as we made aliyah in 1992.
This dish combines both cooked and raw vegan items, including some of the most flavorful ingredients in the Mediterranean cuisine.
Every birthday deserves a great cake. This iconic, cocoa-based, richly iced cake fits the bill.