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What Is Dukkah

Asked by Judy70. Answered on 10th February 2019

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One of the Tips suggested that a sprinkle of dukkah could be added to the breakfast bruschettas, but I have never heard of dukkah. What is it?

Breakfast Bruschetta
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Breakfast Bruschetta
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Dukkah (or duqqa) is a mixture of spices and herbs and originated in Egypt. There is no exact recipe as the combination will vary between families, vendors and regions, but the name comes from the Arabic term "to pound" as the ingredients are usually ground together after being toasted. There are multiple on-line vendors and in the UK you can buy a dukkah mixture in many larger supermarkets. Most commercial blends have a base of sesame seeds, coriander and cumin.

Dukkah is quite versatile and is sprinkled onto cooked vegetables, salads and soups. It is often mixed with olive oil and used as a dip or sprinkled onto hummus and other dips to add texture and taste. Some people also mix it with breadcrumbs to use as a crust on meat or fish. It could certainly be sprinkled onto Breakfast Bruschetta and also with many other of Nigella's recipes.

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