Make Your Own Turkish Baharat and Add Fab Flavours to Your Home Cooking
25th September 2015 -- Issue #62
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2. Recipe of the Week - Make Your Own Turkish Baharat
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4. Top Tips on Toasting and Grinding Spices For Fab Flavours and Mouthwatering Aromas!
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This traditional, flavour-packed blend is used all over Turkey and throughout the Middle East with many variations. It's a versatile mix and is often combined with oil and rubbed on meat prior to roasting. It's also used as a condiment and can be used as an all-purpose seasoning for numerous dishes.
Ingredients: (makes about 10 tbsp)
3 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp cumin seed
1 tbsp green cardamom pods
4 tsp dried mint
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp whole cloves
3 inch piece of cinnamon
6-8 dried bay leaves
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
- Crumble the bay and break up the cinnamon
- Grind the bay and cinnamon along with the cardamom pods, coriander, cumin, peppercorns, and cloves
- Sieve into a bowl
- Stir in the paprika, chili and nutmeg powders. Combine thoroughly
- Finally, crumble in the mint and thyme and combine thoroughly
That's all there is to it!
Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.
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How to Toast and Grind
Dry toasting and grinding spices is the key to getting the most flavour out of your ingredients and into your home cooking...
Step 1: Add your whole spices to a dry pan over a low to medium heat and whilst stirring or shaking the pan, lightly toast them for a few minutes. When you can really smell the aromas and they start to darken, they're ready.
Step 2: Let them cool and then grind.
Step 3: For a finer blend, put them through a sieve before combining with any ground ingredients and herbs.
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