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Chapter: Gluten-Free Baked Goods Recipes
Section: Crackers: Nutmeals and Seeds
Recipe: Herbed Almond Crackers

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Herbed Almond Crackers
2 cups almond meal
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons of za'atar* or your favorite blend of herbs or spices
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons water
1 egg white
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Kosher salt for sprinkling, optional

Combine almond meal, salt, za'atar, and sesame seeds in a medium mixing
bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together water, egg white, olive oil, and
sesame oil. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until a
stiff dough forms and all dry ingredients are moistened.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place dough between 2 sheets of parchment
paper and roll out to an even thickness of about 1/8 inch. Transfer
parchment-covered dough to a sheet pan and remove the top piece of
parchment. Use a pizza wheel or a pastry wheel to trim the uneven edges of
the dough, then cut the sheet of dough into cracker-size squares.

If desired, sprinkle crackers with kosher salt and place in oven. Bake at
350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Turn off oven and let crackers sit inside
oven for an additional 10 minutes, until golden. Remove baking sheet from
oven and let crackers cool completely before storing in an airtight plastic

Recipe Notes:

You can purchase almond meal (also called almond flour) or make your own.
To make it, just process blanched whole or slivered almonds in a food
processor until finely ground. Do not overprocess or you'll end up with
almond butter.

Za'atar* is a wonderful Middle Eastern spice blend made up of roasted
thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, and salt. I purchase mine loose, from a bulk
jar, at the health food store. If you purchase it prepackaged, checked the
ingredient list carefully ~ some brands may include wheat flour.

From: At the Baker's Bench
At the Baker's Bench