A super easy and simple to make macadamia dukkah that makes a perfect edible Christmas gift for your friends and family.
Working for myself has so so many benefits the best of which being that I get to be home with my boys but there are a few things I miss out on. Besides daily interaction with more than a few adults the thing that I really missed was Secret Santa.
I remember when I was in primary school Secret Santa was such a big deal. We would all draw our recipient and then in the few weeks leading up to the end of the year we would leave little hints about Santa’s (ours) identities. I loved it!
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When I worked in an office, I always volunteered to organise Secret Santa. Where other’s cringed at the idea I jumped at it.
A few years ago I came up with the Foodie Secret Santa where a group of food bloggers are each allocated three others to send a delicious edible gift. Then we share the recipes on our blogs.
One of the best things I made was macadamia dukkah. It’s super simple to make, can be made in bulk and looks great in little jars. One year I gifted it with a little bottle of olive oil and it was very well-received.
Apart from dipping warm bread in olive oil, then into some crunchy dukkah and devouring it, there are lots of other ways to enjoy macadamia dukkah:
You might want to try nut free Christmas bliss balls with goji berries.
- fold it into your favourite hommus or dip
- sprinkle it on top of eggs
- toss vegetables in olive oil and dukkah and bake
- whisk into salad dressing
- mix with natural yoghurt and use as a sauce for meat
- add to crumb mix for crispy chicken
So many uses for something so simple right? The thing I like most about giving edible gifts is that you know it’s something someone will use and won’t just add to clutter.
What about you? Do you make any of your Christmas gifts?
These are the goodies from the rest of the Santas that year:
- Salted caramel fudge from The Baking Dentist
- Brownies from Everyday Cook
- Macadamia Brittle, Homemade Nutella and Eggnog fudge from This is Cassie Cakes
- Fox cookies, Earl Grey infused salted caramel sauce, choc chip cookies from Wee Love Baking – I was lucky enough to receive all these goodies!
p.s. I get all my ingredients for making dukkah from The Wholefood Collective. You can get 10% off with the code ClaireK10 if you purchase before December 9, 2017.
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- ½ cup sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp ground coriander
- 2 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp crushed black pepper
- 1-2 tsp flaked sea salt
- 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C(356F) fan-forced.
- Lay the nuts on a lined baking sheet and roast until golden (about 10 minutes) then set aside to cool.
- Heat a frying pan then gently toast the sesame seeds until golden.
- Transfer them to a bowl and set aside to cool.
- Put the coriander and cumin in the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant then add to the bowl with the sesame seeds.
- When the nuts are cooled, pop them in a food processor and process for a couple of seconds until chopped up finely.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and process again for a few seconds or until it reached the consistency you want.
- Don't over-process or it will turn into a paste.
- Divide between sterilised jars.