I'm an avid coffee/tea/herbal tea drinker. And, prior to cutting grain and (a lot of) sugar from my diet, I used to dip British-style digestive cookies, biscotti, or graham crackers in my hot beverage of choice. (Honestly, I like to dip everything in everything. In the past, I have been known to dip buttered baguette into hot, mulled red wine.)
My question is this: what are some non-grainy dunking options?
My current go-to dunker is a square of 90% dark chocolate in a hot mug of tea. I also dip slices of orange or apple in my tea occasionally. However, I'm looking for some more variety as well as something with a tad more... crunch? absorption?
Any other dippers/dunkers out there? Lend me your suggestions!
Almond flour only biscotti! There are some good recipes out there - delightful and crunchy! I particularly like the recipe posted here: http://comfybelly.com/2009/03/biscotti-with-almond-flour/#.TsSsBGAgvz8 and haven't tried many others, I just kind of play with it.
Otherwise I love financiers (I withhold the small amount of wheat flour and just us more finely ground almond flour) and French macaron - but those wouldn't really hold up in hot liquid (the macaron - the financiers might.
Carrots have the crunch, but probably not very absorbent, unless you took the time to cut out a reservoir (but that seems like a lot of work!). I like the sweet potato idea.
You could make something thicker than your drink (say, a soup) and use a multitude of veggies for dipping. I make a taco soup in which I used to dip Tostitos Scoops, but now I dip bell pepper strips.
If you dehydrate anything (fruit, veggies, etc.), those would probably be good dipped. Once dipped, perhaps they would soak up the hot liquids?
i like to dip my massive rib eye steak into some tasty egg yolk + cheese goodness. give it a go, or you could try some fake croissant made with almond flour if you are still SAD. btw i hate hot drinks, liquid has to be cold, always!
Try these cookies. Thin, crispy, and crunchy. Reminds me of biscotti and is nice to dip in coffee.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (not wax paper). The parchment paper is very important. Don't grease the paper.
I apologize in advance, I give measurements but I don't actually measure anything... I generally just throw in a bit of everything until the mixture looks right.
Grab a cereal bowl, and to it, add:
Microwave for 40 minutes.
Grab a tablespoon and drop 9 cookies on your sheet. No more, because they'll spread a lot.
Bake for 10 minutes, but after 8 minutes are up, keep an eye on it, your oven might run hotter than mine.
Slide parchment off the baking sheet onto the counter or kitchen table so the cookies cool faster :-D
After they cool, they are very flat, hard, and crunchy. Remove them frmo the parchment with a metal spatula.
Snap the cookies in half, and they'll be perfect dunked in coffee :-)
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