Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Community Recipe share: Hipster Biscuits

Another great share from our NHP community, check out Elizabeth Rosselle's blog, The Punk Sophisticate. She shares inspiring DIY projects, fashion, and even recipes like this one.

Elizabeth has been practicing with us since we opened our doors. You can regularly find her taking back-to-back classes, attending our gardening workshops, and chatting it up with our staff. She is one of the many students we are proud to grow with. Thank you for contributing so much to our community, Elizabeth!

We are particularly in love with this recipe as it uses our favorite ingredient: rosemary! We use rosemary throughout the studio to promote relaxation and memory. Here's a delicious way to incorporate it into your diet.

Lemon Rosemary Basil Hipster Biscuits via The Punk Sophisticate

¼ cup Earth Balance (I use the soy free Earth Balance. Whole Foods sells this)

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup sugar

1 tsp finely chopped rosemary

1 tbsp finely chopped basil

½ tsp lemon zest

2 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbs water (equals two egg yolks)

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup white rice flour

½ cup brown rice flour

⅓ cup almond flour

⅛ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

¼ tsp Xanthan Gum

1 ½ tsp Baking Powder

¼ tsp salt

Dust / Dip:

⅛ cup raw cane sugar

Mix well your flaxseed meal and water - set aside (re-stir if too thick after it gels)

Beat Earth Balance, olive oil, sugar, rosemary, basil, and lemon zest with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in flax/water mixture and vanilla.

Whisk together flours, baking powder, xanthan gum, coconut and salt in one bowl. Add to wet ingredients and beat until combined, or use hands to knead. Shape cookies into two 1-inch wide logs. If the batter is too dry and crumbly, add olive oil one tsp at a time. If it’s too wet, add more white rice flour one tablespoon at a time until consistency feels right. Logs should be firm enough to keep from collapsing but moist enough not to crumble. Wrap in wax paper or saran wrap and refrigerate for two hours.

Preheat oven to 325 deg F. Butter 2 baking sheets. Slice cookies into ⅓ in thick rounds. Press one side into sugar and place sugar side up on the baking sheet. Bake 15 min or until golden brown on bottom. Remove from oven and place very carefully on a cooling rack. Wait just a few minutes and then EAT! :)