Egyptian Dukkah, a great nibble….
October 21, 2011, 5:27 pm
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I had tried this at a friends house a few years ago and have been trying to buy it at local delis, in the end I made my own. Dip broken pieces of bread in extra virgin olive oil, then into the dukkah, and eat as anibble or a snack, nice as a starter. Egyptian Dukkah is a blend of toasted nuts, seeds and spices plus a little brown sugar and seasoning. Such a delicious combination and i’m not surprised that this is a popular pre-meal nibble.

Egyptian Dukkah

the quantities below make a lot of Dukkah but  it’s not worth reducing the quantities. Use Dukkah in place of breadcrumbs or layered between buttered sheets of filo pastry. Use whole spices which you should buy in small quantities so they don’t go stale; toast and grind your spices rather than use bought spice blends or powdered spices. Use different combination of nuts  to that in the recipe, be creative and aka use up whatever you have in your cupboard!)

50g almonds

50g pistachio nuts

50g hazelnuts

35g sesame seeds

1 tablespoon coriander seeds

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

½ a tablespoon black peppercorns

1 small piece of cinnamon bark (this was my one cheat – i used the cassia powder i
bought in new york last year)

2 tablespoons brown sugar (i used dark muscovado)

1 tablespoon sea salt

toast the nuts and seeds in a large dry frying pan over a medium heat for 7-10 minutes until the nuts are golden (i added the sesame seeds a few minutes before the end so they didn’t burn). place the nut mixture in a food processor and blitz until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.

toast the spices in a dry frying pan over a medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes until fragrant. grind them to a powder in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. toss the nuts and spices together, with the sugar and salt, until well combined.

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LOOKS delcicious! One to try sometime.

Comment by chriscaff

We’ll make a batch for you x

Comment by applesteamdream

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