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quick crackers
We have friends arriving later today. We have not seen them in many years. During that time babies have been born, various states have been home, rocky roads have been walked, and consequently, we have all changed. Back in the day we were naïve, reckless, carefree.
I was young in every sense of the word when I met the couple who will be staying with us. I had moved to an isolated town to be with my now husband. I was nervous, unsure of myself and unsure of all that surrounded me.
The first person to greet me was Josh, we would be living at his place for a week or two. I will never forget the way he instantly eased my anxious mind, or the huge, warm cuddle he greeted me with!! There have been two occasions in my life when I have made an instant best friend, this was the first of them.
Best of all Josh came with an amazing wife!!! Sally is everything that I am not. She is sensible, practical, capable and thorough. When Sal and I were together she excelled at giving me a fresh perspective on things, and always had the simple answer.
I could never understand why these exceptionally intelligent people had not only befriended me but they took me into their homes and their hearts. Whilst they discussed politics, I talked about sushi, when they shared stories of their travels I thought of nothing more then eating a delicious curry, and when the conversation went well and truly over my head I let my mind wander and created recipes for tasty cakes.
These years were filled with fabulous moments. During this time I grew as a person, I laughed and I loved more then I ever had before.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get much better, Sal and Josh had a perfect baby boy. I met Lachie.
Had I ever loved so deeply? I think not.
Every lunch break I walked to their house to see him. On Saturdays when we would all go out for dinner I would take this beautiful bundle into my arms and would not share him with anyone. Everything this little boy did fascinated me. I had never experienced anything quite like it. Lachie was around six months old when we made the decision to move on. The weekend before we left we all went out for dinner, when I walked into the restaurant Lachie’s little legs kicked with excitement at the sight of me. My heart started to break, the realisation of all that I would be leaving behind was sinking in. The night before we drove away we had dinner at Josh and Sal’s house. As we walked home I cried and cried in the way that makes your entire body shake.
Since I last saw them an adorable little girl has blessed their world. I have not doubt that little Zoe will be filled with everything I love about her family. I cannot wait to meet her and nor can my very excited children.
We promise not to ask you to hang a single picture or set us up with any of this fancy technology I am always hearing about. You must refrain from cleaning our cars and I will make sure Gav opens you a super bottle of wine.
We have so much catching up to do, I hope you don’t mind if we have crackers for dinner?

Quick Crackers

1 heaped cup of almond meal

1 egg

20 grams finely chopped butter

Pinch of salt

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place your ingredients into your blender or food processor in the order listed above, quickly combine at medium speed – you don’t want the mixture to become sticky or turn to almond butter, although do not worry if this happens, it will still work.

Roll the mixture into a ball and place between two sheets of baking paper, roll out to your desired thickness.

Remove the top layer of baking paper and place on an oven tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until nicely golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool prior to cutting into crackers. Enjoy.

If you are using a thermomix I typically do 1 second at speed 6 and 15 grams of butter if using the thermomix scales.

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Keah September 26, 2013 - 8:40 pm

These just came out of the oven and taste delicious! So easy. Thank you.
What do you usually eat them with? Dips? I think my boys will love them with avocado on them so will try it out for lunch tomorrow. Also, I make your chewy choc biscuits every week, we all love them. Love your blog, thank you. Keah

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bianca September 27, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Thank you Keah, to be honest my kids are happy eating them as they are. Avocado sounds great, as does dip. I am glad you like them. Many thanks, Bianca

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Michelle September 27, 2013 - 8:49 am

I do not no how much grams are? Lol so how much if we are talking tablespoons or teaspoons of butter? And can u use another kind of oil like coconut or palm or both?

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bianca September 27, 2013 - 1:46 pm

I love tablespoon of butter, finely chopped will be prefect. I have not tried coconut oil but I certainly think it is worth it. Be sure to let me know how you go. many thanks, Bianca

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Debbie September 27, 2013 - 9:58 am

I’m excited to try these! I’m also going to share the recipe with a friend who’s grain free but can’s tolerate eggs.

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Debbie September 27, 2013 - 9:59 am

*can’t 🙂

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bianca September 27, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Hi Debbie, if your friend is unable to tolerate eggs then the seedy snacks might be a better choice? Thanks, Bianca

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Debbie September 27, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I seriously thought this one had no eggs! It’s been a long week :).

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Michelle September 27, 2013 - 10:10 am

Hello, I would love to try this recipe, if only you could tell me how many tablespoons or teaspoons of the butter will I need? I am not an expert on grams…lol
Also instead of butter can u use coconut oil or palm oil?

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bianca September 27, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Hi Michelle, 1 level tablespoon, finely chopped will work perfectly. Many thanks, Bianca

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Rose Hewartson September 28, 2013 - 1:13 am

Bianca, your stories and your words just bring me to the exact moments and I can feel so many things through your beautiful words. You are amazing!

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bianca September 29, 2013 - 11:33 am

As are you Rose, thank you so much. Your pictures captures moments I could never convey with words! I’m always a bit amazed when people comment on the little stories as I know how time poor we are and I generally assume people jump to the recipes, it was lovely of you to not only take a minute to read but to also leave a comment. I really appreciate that. Have a great day, Bianca. xxx

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Gabi October 3, 2013 - 4:38 am

These look so great! Can’t wait to try.
Gabi
http://www.livehealtheasy.com

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bianca October 3, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Thank you Gaby, I hope you like them. Bianca

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Judy October 4, 2013 - 5:26 am

I would love to try these, but I’m allergic to almonds. Do you have a suggestion for an alternate flour/meal? Sunflower seed for example? And when I swap other flours for almond, is it a 1:1 ratio? (With the obvious exception of coconut flour!) Thanks!

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bianca October 4, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Hi Judy, my first thoughts would be to make sunfower meal as you have suggested and swap it 1:1. I would love to hear how you go with this. Many thanks, Bianca

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Paula October 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Hi Bianca. My family is loving your recipes. We have been on the SCD diet all year since my daughter got sick and really missed sweet treats. I made the quick crackers on the weekend and also added pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and sunflower seeds to the mix. They were a huge hit with my family and friends. Thank you so much again! Please keep the recipes coming!

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bianca October 19, 2013 - 6:51 am

Thank you so much!! I am glad you have enjoyed them. Your variations sound lovely. Many thanks, Bianca

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Natasha October 19, 2013 - 9:12 am

Just made these this morning – yum, they are great. Perfect little snack for the kids and adults. Do you think they would work using wet almond meal leftover from making almond milk (I’m a bit lazy about drying it!)

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bianca October 19, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Hmmm, I am not sure Natasha, it would be a bit of an experiment, if you try it out be sure to let me know how you go. Many thanks, Bianca

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Gabrielle Nardi November 15, 2013 - 5:38 pm

I have just made these and before putting them in the oven I put sea salt and dried rosemary on some, garlic and onion flakes on some and roasted sesame seeds on some. They were all good, but my favourite were the rosemary / sea salt. Thanks for the recipe.

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bianca November 16, 2013 - 3:16 pm

That’s sounds lovely! Thank you. x

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Millie Kemrer November 19, 2013 - 7:20 am

Could they be dehydrated instead of baked?

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bianca November 19, 2013 - 7:31 pm

I do not have a dehydrator so I am not much help to you there sorry.

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Erika Schofield January 12, 2014 - 2:20 pm

Your recipes make me smile as do your stories!! Thank you 🙂

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Bianca Slade January 15, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Thank you!!! You message is lovely!

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April Davidson Hollingsworth January 23, 2014 - 4:38 am

If I want to use coconut flour, should I add more butter or coconut oil or some liquid?

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Bianca Slade January 24, 2014 - 8:53 am

Hmm, I think I would need to test it out. Perhaps try doubling the butter and eggs? I haven’t tried this. Let me know how you go. Have you tried the tiny teds? They might appeal to you.

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April Davidson Hollingsworth January 24, 2014 - 9:17 am

Yes I did. except I didn’t add enough coconut oil. Haven’t tried them again yet. Thanks for all you do!

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Bianca Slade January 27, 2014 - 1:35 pm

And thank you for your support. xx

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Ab March 14, 2014 - 9:39 am

I can’t seem to make these work (i’m fairly useless in the kitchen!)…do you use cold butter straight from the fridge? I can’t seem to chop finely when its soft!!

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Bianca Slade March 14, 2014 - 10:20 am

Yes, I use the butter straight from the fridge. I hope this helps.

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Jaiyeola Coulson- Thorpe November 19, 2014 - 10:11 pm

Dear Bianca Slade,
You are beautiful, your words are beautiful, your children are beautiful, your blog is beautiful. And your recipes? They are the best I have seen so far. They are filled with warmth and love.
You spread love and joy. May it pour all over you and yours in return!
Many, many thanks!
Jaiyeola.

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Bianca Slade November 22, 2014 - 9:54 am

Oh Jaiyeola that is such a beautiful message to receive. Thank YOU! I am thrilled that you like my little space and my simple recipes and ramblings. I really appreciate you taking the time to write and I hope you go on to enjoy all that I share. Sending love. x

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Amanda C July 27, 2016 - 7:55 am

New to the Paleo lifestyle. These crackers are SOO GOOD!! I added a garlic blend seasoning to the mix before forming the ball and a little salt on top right before putting them in the oven. Slammin with guac =)

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Bianca Slade July 28, 2016 - 1:23 pm

Perfect!!! Thank YOU. x

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