Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Fig and Almond Crisps

Second day of the second semester and I cut myself, burnt myself and slipped and fell on my bum in the streets -- fortunately no one witnessed the last event.  So not a great start to a new year -.-

New semester, new start.  I like to make resolutions to the start of anything.  New year, new academic year, new semester, start of the month, start of the week.  I feel like I can only make changes at the start of something.  Yea, so no diets for me on a Wednesday, no no.  Unless it's the start of a new month.  I start my diets on Mondays.  Ok, back to the new semester.  I need to go to the gym.  I need to keep the house clean.  I'm continuing with Economics... Every semester I tell myself I'll drop this miserable, stress-causing subject from hell, but..the Asian part of me that yearns to be employable in the future forces me to continue with it.  Especially this time I told myself that if I get into honors I'll continue, and I did.  Scraped by.  This semester -- if I get a 2-1.

Ok enough about my mundane life and life goals.

Fig and almond crisps.  There are these delicious crackers that I just love,  with pistachios and dried fruits.  But one small box is 3.75 pounds.  yea, a bit steep for something that you can just eat in 10 minutes.  So I've decided to make my own crackers.  Now, I believe this will be better if you use some rye flour instead of the whole wheat flour but I didn't have any.

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp runny honey
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried figs, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 180C.  Mix all the dry ingredients together and add the honey, buttermilk, and fold in the almonds and dried figs.  Put in a buttered loaf tin and bake for about 30 minutes.  Let cool, wrap in cling film and freeze until hard, but still cutable.  Or take out and thaw for a bit.  This is just so you can cut really thin slices.  Place the slices on an even layer on a baking tray and bake at 160C for 15 minutes, then flip them over, and bake for 15 minutes more.

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