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Carrot Grissini
Carrot grissini are an easy finger food, a healthy snack, and an impressive party appetizer! Carrot grissini are enriched with the sweet taste and flavor of carrots and with their bright orange hue. They accompany a glass of rosé wine and go perfectly with smoked paprika hummus and pea purée. This recipe is super easy, 8 ingredients baked to crunchy perfection!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
grissini
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
grissini
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel the carrots and roughly chop them. Cook them in a saucepan of boiling water for 5'-10' or until tender. Drain. Let them cool for 1'-2'. In the bowl of a food processor, add the carrots and process for 1'-2' until puréed.
  2. Peel the other 2 carrots and then shred them with a grater.
  3. In a bowl stir together with a spatula the flour, baking powder, salt and cumin.
  4. In a separate bowl pour the olive oil and wine.
  5. Then start folding and mixing the solids into the liquids. Add the carrots, the shredded and the puréed. Knead until you get a creamy dough. Transfer the dough ball into a bowl and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let rest and rise at room temperature for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 180°C or 356°F.
  7. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll each one between your hands to a pencil shape about 1 cm or 0.5 inch thick and place them on the baking sheet.
  8. If you want to coat some or all the grissini with sesame seeds follow this technique in order for the seeds to stick: Put the sesame seeds in a bowl and fill it with cold water. Drain them. Put the seeds on a paper towel. Roll each one back and forth in the seeds.
  9. Bake the grissini for 15'-20' until golden.
  10. Turn oven off. Leave them inside the oven for 15' until the grissini are totally dry.
Recipe Notes

You can shred all 4 carrots. I choose not to because the carrot purée adds a splash of orange color to the grissini and they look more appealing.

You can substitute fresh orange juice (2 oranges) for wine.

Let them cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Go ahead and coat your carrot grissini with black sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds or with whatever seeds you prefer using the technique I used with the sesame seeds.

Wine and Food Pairing

For the optimum eating experience, serve the home-made carrot grissini with some pea purée or with some smoked paprika hummus and pair with a glass of rosé wine.

 

 


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