Date and Olive Oil Wine Crackers

Date and Olive Oil Wine Crackers

Makes 24

These savory crackers are barely sweetened with dates and are ideal for serving with wine.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten and divided
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Method: 

Pulse 1 cup flour and dates in a food processor until very finely chopped; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in remaining flour, zest, salt, baking powder and pepper. Pour oil and 2 eggs into a well in the center and stir until combined; knead briefly in the bowl until the dough comes together. Roll dough into a log and wrap snugly in parchment paper, squeezing tightly and twisting the ends in opposite directions like a candy wrapper to form a tight 9-inch-long log; chill until firm, 2 to 3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Trim off the ends, and then cut dough into 24 slices. Brush tops with remaining egg, arrange on a large parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and bake until deep golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to let cool. Can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in an airtight container.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 cracker, 90 calories (30 from fat), 3g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 25mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 2g protein
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