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Tonbridge: Kentish cobnuts used in a new way with Cobnut Dukkah

By Angela Cole

They’re as Kentish as you can get. But now Kentish cobnuts are coming in a new flavour - and it may not be one you’d expect.

Young entrepreneur Tom Cannon, 28, has come up with Cobnut Dukkah, using cobnuts grown at Roughway Farm in Plaxtol.

Dukkah - sometimes spelt duqqa - is a Middle Eastern nut based condiment, traditionally made using a variety of herbs and seeds such as poppy, oregano, coriander, and mixed with hazelnuts. In the bazaars of Egypt blends can vary from each vendor, with distinctive family recipes adding unique twists.

Cobnuts: as Kentish as they come
Cobnuts: as Kentish as they come

The product has been developed with former BBC Master Chef winner and Kentish resident Julie Friend to make sure the recipe and mix is just right.

And an earlier version of the recipe was tested earlier this year by BBC Radio 4 presenter Caz Graham during a visit to Roughway Farm, when she was talking all things cobnuts for the programme On Your Farm.

Cobnut Dukkah, produced by Roughway Farm based in Plaxtol
Cobnut Dukkah, produced by Roughway Farm based in Plaxtol

Tom said: “We are very excited to be launching our handmade Cobnut Dukkah. We have added our own unique twist by adding our finest handpicked Kentish grown cobnuts. Cobnut Dukkah is perfect with a delicious sourdough dipped in British rapeseed oil. The delightful nutty flavours are incredibly moreish.”

The new handmade Cobnut Dukkah can be bought directly from the Roughway Farm website at roughwayfarm.co.uk

Cobnuts from Roughway Farm, Plaxtol are being used
Cobnuts from Roughway Farm, Plaxtol are being used

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