Ultimate Spring Basket (crackers, hummus, eggs)

Ultimate Spring Basket (crackers, hummus, eggs)

There are 3 main parts in assembling this ultimate spring basket. The crackers, hummus, and eggs. 

 

GF Matzah Crackers

Matzah crackers: are unleavened (no yeast) and gluten free! Made with our Hearthy Atta GF Flour. Our blend consists of a few types of flours, Chestnut and Millet. Both are high in protein, potassium and magnesium, which is great for our heart health! These are a must to make. They are super crispy and make a great cracker alongside soups, dips, or even with sliced cheese. 


Makes 8 large crackers

Ingredients


1 ½ cups Hearthy Atta GF  Flour

½ cup + 2 TBSP warm water

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt

Preparation


Preheat the oven to 425 F degrees.


Three different ways to bake the cracker. Use a pizza stone, cast Iron pan or parchment paper on a sheet pan. We used a cast iron pan that we placed in the oven while it was heating up. If you use a pizza stone, place in the oven while preheating. 


In a medium sized bowl place Hearthy Atta GF Flour and salt. Whisk around until well combined. Make a well in the middle and place olive oil and warm water. Mix the dough around until well combined. Knead for one minute into a ball. Equally cut the dough into four smaller balls. Place the balls under a wet cloth while working with each cracker. Use parchment paper and lightly sprinkle Hearthy Atta flour. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into as thin as possible or desired thickness. Use a knife or pizza wheel to make a nice squared cracker. Then use a fork to score holes along the entire surface.


Be creative! We made our first cracker into a Matzo cracker. The second cracker we used Everything (bagel) seasoning blend and the third cracker we used fresh chopped herbs from the garden. We topped the crackers with herbs or seasonings then lightly used the rolling pin to press them further into the cracker before cooking.. 


Note: Cooking time is between 6 to 8 minutes or until the cracker is crispy brown. We used a cast iron skillet which tended to cook the cracker faster and became more crispier. 





Almond Green Pea Hummus


1 cup Hearthy Almond Flour

1/2 cup Water (Hot)

1 tsp Hearthy Apple Cider Vinegar Powder

1 cup Peas (Slightly Defrosted)

2 TBSP Olive Oil

1 tsp Kosher Salt

1 TBSP Garlic Cloves (Minced)

1 TBSP Lemon

1 TBSP Lemon Zest (One Lemon)

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Coriander


Preparation


Take 1⁄2 cup of hot water and add it to our Hearthy Almond Flour. Stir and allow the water to absorb and soften the almond flour, at least 10 minutes. The longer it sits the smoother it will be to work with. 


In a food processor or high speed blender place all the ingredients. Blend until smooth. Using a high powered blender will ensure a smoother creamy texture. Hummus is ready to serve. Place in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil and lemon zest.




Coloring and Flavoring Eggs Naturally


There should be no excuse using toxic synthetic food coloring for dying eggs. In this recipe, we used peeled eggs. Not only are we trying to introduce a natural color to our eggs but adding some flavor too. Here are just three simple ideas for coloring your eggs. We used our Hearthy Beet Flour to make our fuchsia colored eggs as well as our Hearthy Apple Cider Vinegar Powder to ensure the colors will stain our eggs. Did you know adding apple cider vinegar powder to any recipe may help our bodies handle hunger better, may lower sugar levels and aid in weight loss!




Fuchsia Eggs


1 tsp Hearthy Beet Powder

1 Cup Water Warm

1 tsp Hearthy Apple Cider Vinegar Powder

¼ Red Onion Sliced

1 tsp garlic minced 


Yellow Eggs


1 tsp Hearthy Apple Cider Vinegar Powder

1 cup Water Warm

1 TBSP Turmeric

1 tsp Garlic Minced

¼ tsp Black Pepper


Brown Eggs


¾ cup Water Warm 

¼ cup Tamari Soy Sauce

1 tsp Hearthy Apple Cider Vinegar Powder

1 tsp garlic minced 



Preparation


How to cook a perfect hard boiled egg with no gray lining.


In a medium pot add cold water and raw eggs. On medium to high heat, warm them until water starts to boil. As soon as the water reaches boiling point, remove from heat and place a lid on top of the pot. Set the timer for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes place eggs under cool water. Carefully peel eggs and place in prepared jars.

  

Preparing jars for coloring. Use 3 separate jars. Add entire ingredients into each jar, stir well and place peeled eggs into each jar for natural coloring and flavoring. Eggs will start to color and infuse flavor after 20 minutes. Place in the fridge overnight for a deeper color and flavor. 


How to cook Quail eggs. In a pot add enough water to cover the eggs. On high heat boil the water before gently placing the Quail eggs into the pot. Set timer for 3.5 minutes for a hardboiled egg. After the eggs have boiled, place into ice water and peel right away. 


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