Olive Oil Wafers a.k.a. Olive Oil Tortas

We have these tortas for sale in our shop, but once in a while you just want to try to make something.  Want to try your hand at making them? Well here is the formula for these addictive crackers.  P.S.  You can substitute Blood Orange Avocado Oil for the Olive Oil for a really good flavor.

 These happily addictive wafers are SO perfect with cheese or just a nice cup of tea or coffee it is scary.   If this seems too much, just come in and buy a package or two.

Olive Oil Wafers
1 1/2 cups and 2 T flour
1/4 cup sesame seeds
3 T sugar
1 T fennel seeds
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup plus 2 T ice water
2 egg whites, beaten until foamy

Extra sugar or finely ground rosemary and additional sesame seeds for savory

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix first 6 ingredients in blender. Combine olive oil (or avocado oil) and ice water; add to blender until just combined. Shape into golf-ball size rounds, placing two at a time on a rolling board, 6 inches apart. Place wax paper over top (or use silpats on top and bottom). Roll out into thick (approximately 1/4 inch thick) 8×4 inch ovals. Transfer to cookie sheet with a silpat on it, brush with egg white and sprinkle with some sugar or if making savory ones, use finely ground fresh rosemary and more sesame seeds. Bake 6-8 minutes.  Cool completely; store up to 4 days wrapped in wax paper.

Happy Baking Everyone!

Chef Constance Jesser


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