Do you have a recipe for the Middle Eastern spice za’atar?
This one takes advantage of fresh thyme and oregano: Place in the bowl of amini food processor 3 tablespoons sumac, 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, and 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt. Pulse together until combined and use to sprinkle on hummus, sliced cucumber, fried eggs, oven chips, cooked vegetables, breads, etc. Themix can be stored in a small covered container in the fridge for several weeks.
What’s the purpose of breadcrumbs in a traditional Christmas pudding?
They were once added for economy, but now we use a mixture of breadcrumbs and flour to give the pudding a lighter texture. To make fresh breadcrumbs use an ordinary white loaf that’s been staled in the fridge for a day or two (store-bought dried breadcrumbs are not suitable). Cut off crusts and cube the bread, then reduce to crumbs in the food processor. Surplus crumbs can be placed in a zip-lock plastic bag and frozen.