Dukkah Goat Cheese Crackers

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I’m having a moment with two things: The Bachelor and making spice mixtures. I know, I know, it’s the most random combination ever and no, they do not have any relation to one another, thank heavens, but I’m sort of obsessed with them both.

I’m into The Bacheclor for the first time, ever. Past seasons never interested me but now I can’t stop watching. It’s like one part tragedy meets comedy and I’m v v into it. And for the record, if I was on that show I’d have one convo with Chris and be like, NOPE THIS DUDE IS BORING BYYYEEEE. Seriously, I’ve never watched a human be less funny in my entire life.

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Let’s talk about dukkah. It’s an Egyptian spice mixture. They’re are endless variations of it and honestly I’ve only had it with these ingredients you see below, but I’ve read other versions exist so there is no absolutely right way.

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This spice mixture would be good on anything, ANYTHING. I’m talking a piece of chicken, in salad dressing, on a steak, really the possibilities are endless. I will say that this isn’t exactly dukkah because I didn’t include the hazelnuts in the spice mixture, but instead they’re in the cracker itself. I thought it made for a really interesting tasting cracker. The goat cheese adds this bit of tartness that is sooo cool. When I ate the cracker, it kinda tricked me into thinking that they could’ve been made with a sour dough starter because of the subtle tartness. I was very into them.

This recipe will yield you a bit of extra dukkah (well, sort of dukkah because it will be absent of hazelnuts), but nonetheless, put it on other things. It’s delicious. The smell could almost be made into a candle or a musk that a cool girl would be into wearing.

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Dukkah Goat Cheese Crackers

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 32 crackers

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maldon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 4 tablespoons 2 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut meal
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • To a small skillet, set over medium heat, pour in the sesame seeds and moving the continuously moving the pan, toast until lightly golden brown, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and repeat the toasting process with the black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Add the dried mint leaves to the mortar and pestle; mash and twist and mash and twist again until the spice mixture Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or sheet of parchment. To a food processor, add the goat cheese, butter, all-purpose flour, hazelnut meal, salt. Pulse until the mixture is combined. Add the milk and pulse for about 30 seconds, until the dough forms a ball.
  • On a lightly floured piece of parchment, using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a knife, cut 1 by 1-inch squares.
  • Transfer the crackers to the parchment-lined baking sheet. I found using a sharp paring knife very helpful in this transfer. Place in the oven to bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the ends are barely browned. Remove from the crackers from the oven and immediately brush the crackers with a teeny bit of olive oil and then top with a heavy sprinkling of the dukkah spice mixture. Allow to cool on the baking sheet.

Notes

You may have some dukkah spice mixture leftover. Add it to your scrambled eggs, roasted chicken, salad dressings, basically anything and everything!
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19 Comments

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    Reply Belinda @themoonblushbaker February 16, 2015 at 2:52 am

    Dukkah is such a lovely spice mix, I love it especially as it makes you look a genius of flavour. I have to try it in crackers some time!

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    Reply Tori@Gringalicious.com February 16, 2015 at 3:47 am

    These are wonderful! I bet they’d be amazing with soup!

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    Reply Sammi @Sunshine Recipes February 16, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I love homemade crackers. They are so much more flavorful than store- bought!

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    Reply Millie l Add A Little February 16, 2015 at 8:26 am

    This looks awesome Adrianna – love the little crunchy topping!

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    Reply Allison February 16, 2015 at 8:28 am

    These crackers look great! Makes me hungry! And I totally agree with you about the bachelor. I feel like whoever gets chosen to be the bachelor gets put on some pedestal but I always wonder if the bachelor just men any of the woman at a bar would they have any interest in him? Probably not.

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    Reply Barbara S. February 16, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I was wondering what I could substitute the hazelnut meal for as we have nut* allergies in my house.
    *(peanut and tree nut) 🙁

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme February 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Hmm…you can leave it out all together and just replace it with more flour–should work!

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    Reply Camilla / Blueberry Tales February 16, 2015 at 9:19 am

    These crackers look absolutely delicious! I really have to make them asap 🙂

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    Reply Chrissy February 16, 2015 at 9:46 am

    First, love the spice mix. Second, goat cheese crackers? yes please. Third, being a single girl, I’m not above making this into a musk, if you think it’d be effective. 🙂

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme February 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm

      Hahaha. All I’m saying is if I was a dude and a girl smelled like dukkah, I’d be all like DENG HEY GIRL HEY!

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    Reply Jenny @ The Peachy Pair February 16, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I am super lazy and would probably never make crackers. But if I were going to, these would be it.

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    Reply Becky Winkler February 16, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Yum! I have a big jar of dukkah that I made last month. Mine has pistachios and hazelnuts in it. Can’t wait to try these crackers!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme February 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Oh yum! I just made some with just pistachios instead of hazelnuts and it is awesome!

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    Reply Kate February 16, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    @Jenny, if it helps, Trader Joe’s sells dukkah…

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    Reply erin {yummy supper} February 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Adrianna, I haven’t watched The Bachelor since the first season ( I admit I was obsessed!) but I’m with you on the love of Dukkah… it really is great on everything and I’ll even just snack on the stuff all by itself. Yum!
    Hope all’s well with you lady,
    xo
    E

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    Reply Kari February 17, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I’m not familiar with Dukkah but I love all things that have goat cheese in it so I’m going to give it a try!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    Reply Findia Group February 17, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Reply Trisha February 19, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Adore that you have used so many spices in combination with the goats cheese!

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