Almond Flour Crackers & the Little Red Hen

by Girl Gone Domestic

Today I decided to make these almond flour crackers from Mark’s Daily Apple, one of my new favorite websites for recipes.  This site has so many recipes and info for people living without grains and sugar (also known as primal eating).  This batch of crackers was a little on the salty side, so I may tweek the recipe next time around, but they were delicious with a little goat cheese and sliced meat, and super good with guacamole, can you say “chip replacement”?  They are loaded with protein, which is always a good thing.  So here’s the recipe:

Almond Cheese Crackers

adapted from a recipe found on Mark’s Daily Apple

2 cups fine almond meal

1 tsp baking soda

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup finely grated Parmesan or Romano cheese (I use sheep’s milk pecorino/romano, since I’m still avoiding cow’s milk products)

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp sea salt  (I will do far less salt next time)

4 tbsp water

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to form a moist, sticky dough. Add more water or oil if needed.  Roll out to desired thickness between two sheets of parchment paper.  Cut into circles or squares and place on baking sheets.  (Note: Mark’s recipe suggests cutting the crackers immediately after baking, I found no problems in doing it before baking.)

Bake in a preheated 350 degree over for 15 minutes or until dough becomes dry and golden in appearance. Remove and cool on a wire baking rack.  If not consuming immediately, be sure to store in an air-tight container.

And just to be ironic, here is a photo of one of our “little red hens”, if you know the story, The Little Red Hen grew the grain, harvested the grain, ground the grain and made it into bread…apparently the little red hen was not into Primal eating, but eggs are! ;)