SESAME ALMOND BISCOTTI THINS
3/4 C. whole wheat flour
1/2 C. barley flour
1/4 t. salt
1 C. whole almonds
1/2 C. sesame seeds
1/2 C. golden raisins
4 egg whites, room temperature
1/2 C. sugar
2 t. pure vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the whole wheat flour, barley flour and salt together. Stir in the almonds, sesame seeds and raisins.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites to soft peaks. I like to do it by hand, but you can use a mixer if you'd like. Once you've reach soft peaks, add the sugar in small amounts whisking in between until all of the sugar is incorporated. Whisk in the vanilla.
Add the flour mixture slowly and with a large spoon or rubber spatula, fold the egg white mixture into the flour mixture. Do not over-mix.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes.
Remove from oven. Raise oven heat to 425 degrees. Place pan on a rack to cool slightly for about 10 minutes.
Lift the loaf out of the pan with the parchment. It should still be warm, but cool enough to handle, if not, wait about five more minutes. On a cutting board, using your sharpest serrated knife, begin to cut the loaf into 1/8" slices. Arrange slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake the thins for 4 minutes. Remove them from the oven and flip each one over. Return them to the oven and bake for an additional 3 minutes.
Cool the thins completely on a cooling rack.
Meanwhile, prepare a pot of coffee. Find your favorite mug. Grab a good book, a handful of biscotti thins, relax and enjoy!