Toasted Seed Mix

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recipe by Saveur

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Chef Benjamin Sukle makes this sweet-salty seed mix at his restaurant Birch in Providence, RI. After toasting the seeds until fragrant, he sprinkles powdered sugar over them, which gradually melts, coating the seeds and giving them an irresistible crunch and sweetness. We love them sprinkled on everything from salads to ice cream.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Anise seeds icon
    Anise seeds
    1 tbsp (7g)
  • Black sesame seeds icon
    Black sesame seeds
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Poppy seeds icon
    Poppy seeds
    1 tbsp (9g)
  • Sunflower seeds icon
    Sunflower seeds
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Sesame seeds icon
    Sesame seeds
    1 tbsp (8g)
  • Coriander seeds icon
    Coriander seeds
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    3 tbsp (23g)


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  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Small bowl

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  1. Line a clean baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Add anise seeds, black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds to a clean medium bowl
  3. Mix together and set aside
  4. Add powdered sugar to a clean small bowl then set aside
  5. Transfer seeds to frying pan
  6. Cook - 3 min, medium heat
  7. Transfer sugar mixture to seeds
  8. Cook until sugar has dissolved - high heat
  9. Spread seeds with baking sheet
  10. Season to taste
  11. Let cool completely
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