Sunday, April 9, 2017

CtBF: MPK ~ Salted Olive Crisps

Surprise!  I made double the recipe!
For a full recipe - it will be a smallish loaf... I cannot halve it..
so double it was my decision
(even though most members complained about the end results)
do not ask me why I went the way I did
At double the recipe I used six mini loaf pans, partially lined
(should not have bothered cos the bread stuck to 
the liners and not the pans) hence all the loaves are bottomless!
First bake time ~ 30 minutes
Second bake time ~ 15 minutes
I sliced up four of the mini loaves - leaving two to be frozen.
No trouble at all with my 40 year old serrated knife
- stainless steel Japan -
was all that I can find on the knife blade itself
(after all the baking and slicing and re-baking... then cleaning up...)
I discovered the herbes de Provence which I dry pan heated 
sitting pretty on the plate somewhere....
no wonder there was not any 'new herb' aroma to be found
in the handful of crisps I ate!
baked them on lined trays, one each on the two racks I used
the ones of the bottom rack were slightly brown underside,
hence crispier than those on the top rack
 rather addictive these wee whatever we call them!
goes well with beer.
ps: I used walnuts instead of almonds
pps: man not in the house this week
are cooking from My Paris Kitchen,
David Lebovitz's latest book.

A Big Thank You to KatieBetsy and Mary
for putting everything into order and making it happen!
my collection of David's books:
and newly acquired copy of this
Ready for Desserts
made possible by this lovely lady!
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  1. I just hate when I realize I forgot an ingredient for the recipe. So frustrating. Your crisps do look good and now you have more in the freezer to enjoy.

  2. Love this post, Emily. I agree with Nana that forgetting an ingredient, especially one somewhat pivotal to the flavor, is frustrating. Glad you liked them! I like them too, they just took really long for an appetizer thing.

  3. I like the size that resulted from your mini-loaves. Making a note for next time.