Finally, a gluten free cracker that is egg free as well! Who do I have to thank for this tasty cracker? Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple and author of The Primal Blueprint and The Primal Blueprint Cookbook. I am a huge fan of Mark and his work.
How did I find him? When he linked back to my site a couple of years ago I checked out his, and it seemed as though I had found a long lost blogging (and lifestyle) relative. I am a big fan of the primal way of eating and living that Mark espouses and prior to coming upon Mark’s site, had taken quite a shine to Loren Cordain’s work as outlined in The Paleo Diet –another book that I highly recommend.
I like these crackers (based upon a recipe in Mark’s Primal Blueprint Cookbook) because in addition to being egg free, they are super simple to make. Just tossing in a couple of tablespoons of dried herbs of your choice (I used Herbes de Provence below) eliminates the hassle of picking fresh herbs, then washing and chopping them. Not that I really consider that a hassle (see Rosemary Crackers), it’s just that this is more of a shortcut. And shortcuts are a good thing sometimes.
- In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and and Herbes de Provence
- In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil and water
- Stir wet ingredients into almond flour mixture until thoroughly combined
- Roll the dough into a ball and press between 2 sheets of parchment paper to ⅛ inch thickness
- Remove top piece of parchment paper
- Transfer the bottom piece with rolled out dough onto baking sheet
- Cut dough into 2-inch squares with a knife or pizza cutter
- Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes, until lightly golden
- Let crackers cool on baking sheet for 20 minutes, then serve
I’m finding these crackers especially timely given the massive egg recall that has hit our country –think 550 million eggs potentially gone bad with salmonella. Though I’m lucky enough to have 6 chickens that lay all of our eggs, so that’s not an immediate concern at our breakfast table, I still am quite concerned about the safety of food in this country, and hoping that the Food Safety Bill passes with some teeth left in it.
Today I am giving away a copy of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook by the aforementioned Mark Sisson. Leave a comment below before Sunday, August 29th with a link to your favorite primal or paleo type recipe on my site (think fish, chicken and other protein dishes, or greens or fruit). Here’s an interesting article highlighting the difference between primal and paleo.