Dukkah spice blend
Mix of roasted subtly spiced flavours with hazelnut, sesame and thyme. Traditional Egyptian street food. Use as a starter or dip mixed with olive oil.
Dukkah is originally an Egyptian spice mixture. It is often served with Arabic bread that has been dipped with olive oil. The oiled part of the bread is then dipped in the dukkah mix.
The word dukkah comes from Duqqa, the Arabic to pound. The actual composition of the spice mix can vary from family to family although there are common ingredients such as sesame, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper. There is also a reference in a 19th Century text which lists marjoram, mint, zataar and chickpeas.
Dukkah is very versatile: mix some into bread crumbs for an aromatic nutty mix, or mix into a savoury crumble topping for a new twist to a winter stew. Or use as a dip for quails eggs, very yummy!