Nutty Nut Crackers

  • 1 Large Egg + 2 Large Egg Whites

  • 3 Cups Almond Flour (or other nut flour)

  • 2 Tsp Sea Salt

  • 1 Cup Chopped Nuts

  • 2 TB EVOO

Coarse Sea Salt, Sesame Seeds or other Topping

Step One

Preheat the oven to 350F. Whisk the eggs and whites together in a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients to the same large bowl and mix until a dough is formed. 

Step Two

Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Separate the dough into two halves and place one half of the dough on one sheet pan. Place another piece of parchment over the dough and roll out the crackers between the parchment paper until is about 1/8” thick. Lightly sprinkle with coarse sea salt, sesame seeds, or other seasoning. Bake the crackers for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and break into pieces.

Black Olive Tapenade

  • 3/4 Cup Pitted Black Olives
  • ½ Cup Pitted Castelvetrano Olives
  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 TB Lemon Juice
  • 2 TB Capers
  • 4 Anchovies
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.

Goat Cheese Mousse

  • 1 Grated Garlic Clove
  • ¾  Cup Silken Tofu 
  • 4 OZ Chevre or Soft Goat Cheese
  • 2 Tsp Thyme Leaves
  •   Tsp Cayenne
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper 

Puree the tofu, goat cheese, thyme and cayenne pepper in the food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Best if you allow it to chill for an hour or more.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

I love using oil-cured black olives in this recipe – you can find them in the regular grocery store!

No. 3 : Clever Idea

We’re using tofu instead of cream to make this mousse smooth – don’t worry, you won’t taste it!

No. 4 : Cheers!

Art de Vivre Red 
Southern France
About $15.00

Both the olive tapenade and the mousse have lots of flavor – so they need a wine that does too! This wine, in its distinctive pottery bottle  is a blend of traditional grapes from the South of France, Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre, a natural with the dips that sing of the flavors of France.  The salty tapenade and rich goat cheese really bring out the red cherry and berry notes in the wine.

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