i went to
a buffet today.
let’s just say
in the caloric sense
i went a little bit
over the limit.
that’s okay, right?
i’m SUPPOSED to gain weight,
i sampled a macaron today
at the buffet,
of all places,
stuck to the side of
it was surprisingly delicious.
an egg-shell like
delicate outside shell
and a chewy
anyway, i need to talk to you about
they represent the second attempt
of my foray into
and let me tell you,
is hard to mess up.
so that makes me feel good.
and it’s tasty too.
(apologies for the horrendous photos)
Sea Salt and Poppy Seed Black Sesame Crackers
makes 20 however many you can cut into neat crackers
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (i used more)
1 teaspoon sugar (i used less)
1 Tablespoon butter, cold and cut into 6 small chunks (i cut mine into about 9.)
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds (i used sesame seeds. and way more than 1 tbsp)
6 Tablespoons half and half (i used three coffee creamers, stolen from a convenience store cafe, and about 4 tbsp of milk)
For topping the crackers:
half and half
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Sift together the flour, salt and sugar. Add the butter and, using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour until it is in tiny bits and dispersed throughout the flour mixture.
Stir in the poppy seeds.
Add the half and half and mix to make a stiff dough. Place on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 8×10-inches. Cut into 20 squares.
Place the dough squares on an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment or foil. Brush sparingly with half and half and sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake for 30 minutes (mine baked for 25 minutes) or until crisp but still pale. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and store in an airtight container.
my mother can’t eat
too many sweets
(that d-word diabetes
and bs: blood-sugar)
and come to think of it
neither will can i
so i think i will be focusing on
savory baked treats.
i will not be starting any sort of publication
The Exploration of Savory Baking
The Savory Baker
because that’s just
in my dreams.
make these crackers.
they are beautifully versatile.
and almost too hard to screw up.
Do you read Joy the Baker? I love her and her blog. It, and she, is beautiful.