Thursday, 18 September 2014

Crunchy Tahini Thins

I'm still getting to know my oven.  It's an interesting relationship, the one you have with your oven.  It's pretty much one way and communication is quite difficult from their part.  Unlike maybe some people, I don't really have a personal relationship with it.  I see it as simply a service provider with horrible customer service.  My current oven looks quite impressive, it's a big bad metal industrial Italian brand that looks amazing.  Like an Italian stallion.  But that's just on the outside and with ovens you cannot be shallow.
 It does seem to heat pretty evenly..I just can't really..I don't really know about the temperature.  It's fine for these simple cookies but if I want to do something more technical..

Anyway, enough about my oven.  These cookies are fantastic to make because instead of scooping the dough out and rolling it into individual balls, or freezing the dough first for a few hours and cutting it into rounds, or rolling the dough out then cutting out shapes then putting the dough together and rolling it out again and you repeat and you repeat and you repeat -- this you simply press down and you break apart once it's baked.  
They're incredibly crunchy and not very sweet.  You know what, I like that they're in shards, it's kind of different.  And that's it.  That's all I have to say about them.  My oven has performed well.
makes about 20 cookies
Recipe adapted from The Food Network
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp rolled oats
2 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup + 3 tbsp tahini
1/3 cup + 1 tbsp brown sugar
1 large egg white
50g dark chocolate, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 180C.  Line a large (9x13") baking tray with greaseproof paper with a bit of overhang on all sides.

In a large bowl, mix together the flours, oats, chia seeds, salt and cinnamon. 

In a separate bowl, beat together the tahini, brown sugar and egg white for 2-3 minutes until it's creamy.  Stir in the dry ingredients until a dough forms. 

Turn the dough onto the prepared baking tray and press down into an even layer. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden. 

When you pull the tray out of the oven, sprinkle on the chopped chocolate and leave to cool.  When the chocolate hardens and the cookie has cooled, break into even pieces.

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