Gone are the days of Betty Crocker and in is the future of Nourishing Traditions.
In simple terms this means – move over sugar, white flour and vegetable shortening and say hello to honey and soaked nuts!
We are lucky to have guests many days in the year, which means that we get to bake in our wood fired oven and share our time-tested creations. On occasion we have to get creative and mix what we have on hand.
This recipe of soaked almond tea cookies are the result of one such occurrence.
- 1 cup of almonds soaked overnight
- 100 grams of softened butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 T. bee pollen
- pinch of pink salt
- oat flour
Grind the nuts and add butter, honey, pollen and salt. Gradually stir in oat flour till the dough holds together and roll the cookies between your palms. No need to grease the sheet, the butter in the dough is enough!
Bake on medium heat till nice and toasty brown. If you want to spice them up a bit why not toss in some cinnamon or drizzle them with organic chocolate, perhaps a hint of nutmeg??
With a crumbly texture make sure to serve them with a sophisticated herbal tea, a warm and welcoming blend of rose hip and rosemary. A perfect way to greet spring!
Makes about 24 cookies to serve and to nibble throughout the day. Gently sweet, they are quite a treat!
What is your favorite, simple, real food treat to make?