Chocolate and Orange Sweet Dukkah Recipe

Along with the other treats wrapped up in our blends of spices and mixed herbs is the ever popular sweet dukkah recipe, sometimes spelled as dukkha depending upon where you live, made with dark chocolate and orange. This is amazing over some freshly cut watermelon with coconut yoghurt.

The dark chocolate is perfectly complemented by the tiny pieces of dried orange in this. They work so well together that you could be forgiven for wanting to just have the dukkah on its own.

Sweet Dukkah Recipe

This recipe makes about 1/2 cup of Sweet Dukkah. That doesn’t sound like much, but on average I’ll use a little over a teaspoon per serving. So, it’s going to go a long way.

Combine the following ingredients together and lightly mix with a food processor. You only want this to be chopped up to the point that the nuts are small chunks, not an unrecognisable dusty blend.

  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped roasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped hazel nuts
  • 1 tablespoon raw white sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons organic cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried orange pieces
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut sugar

Sweet Dukkah is extremely versatile. You can sprinkle it over any fruit, ice cream, yoghurt, pavlova or virtually any other desert. To take your presentation to the next level, try dusting the plate lightly with some sweet dukkah before serving your cake or other well paired desert on top of it.

Before you know it you’ll have a reputation for being the Masterchef in your circle. As mentioned in the opening, this is great with some watermelon cut and served at an ambient temperature, topped with chilled coconut yoghurt, sweet dukkah, and for that extra pop of something sweet – a slight drizzle of agave nectar.

This particular recipe is quite different to the one included in Claudia Roden’s “A Book of Middle Eastern Food” as a contemporary spin on the traditional dish, but I’m sure you’ll love it!

This sweet dukkah keeps well for over six months when stored in a sealed jar or container, and kept in a dark cool place. It also refrigerates nicely if you find that the climate is particularly warm where you are.

If you prefer a slight twist that doesn’t include chocolate and orange, swap these out for 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder and 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

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Last Updated on 8 months by D&C Editorial Team


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