Thursday, June 20, 2013


Hello all. Hope you're having a good week!

My week has been, mostly, filled with editing, with a quick baking session tossed in. I've been playing around with quinoa flour and almond meal, and came up with a cracker that is actually not too bad for you. My diet is often pretty dodgy on editing days (girl scout cookies, chips, etc), so I'm trying to change it up. They're so good!

Quinoa Almond Crackers with Parmesan & Chives - makes about 3 dozen 1.5" crackers

1/2 cup quinoa flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
2 tablespoons chives
Coarse salt for sprinkling on tops

In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and parmesan cheese. In another bowl, whisk together the quinoa flour, almond meal, dry mustard and baking powder. Add the chives and chopped almonds, stir to combine. Add the milk, a little at a time, until a dough forms. I always seem to use 2.5 tablespoons. Flatten dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, and chill for a few hours.

Preheat oven to 400f/200c. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Roll out dough to about 4mm and cut out shapes. I used a 1.5" cutter. Sprinkle tops with a little coarse salt and bake for about 7-8 minutes, until lightly golden. They're very moreish!

If you make them, let me know what you think. Have a good day!