Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Almond Crisps - A simple yet delicious snack

Happy 2011.
One of my new year resolutions is to write more recipes on the blog. After all, cooking is what I truly enjoy doing. I hope you can share your experiences here and try some recipes for fun.

Ok, here is the first recipe- Almond Crisps. They are very easy to make, great for a light snack and healthier than cookies.
The original recipe uses 2 tbsp of butter. I realized that I forgot to add in the butter when the crisps were already done. They taste so good that you can't even tell it doesn't have butter!

ALMOND CRISPS (non-fat version)
- 2 egg whites (about 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 cup of sliced almond

- In a medium bowl, gently mix the egg whites with sugar and salt. 
- Sift the flour and add flour to the mixture. Mix well.
- Only mix, do not beat the egg whites. (add butter at this step if you do wish to use butter)
- Mix in the sliced almond.
- Line parchment paper on a large cookie sheet. Use a 1tsp measuring spoon, scoop the mixture on the cookie sheet. The space between the scoops is about 1 inch.
- Use a silicon spatula, spread the scoops on the parchment paper. Spread so that the almond slices are not on top of each other and the mixture is thin enough. 
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Bake the crisps for 10mins or till half of the crisps are golden.
- Use a flat spatula to scrape off the almond crisps. Cool them on a cookie rack (be gentle!) for a few minutes.
- Store in air tight container for up to a week.

P.S. With some left over egg white mixture, I made a few more crisps using pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds. They are also really good. You can try this recipe with lemon peel, poppy seeds, pine nuts, etc. ...

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