Olive Oil Wafers

More new goodies we have in the store are Olive Oil Tortas from Matiz of Spain. These happily addictive wafers are so perfect with cheese or just a nice cup of tea or coffee it is scary. Want to try your hand at making them? Try this recipe. If this seems too much, just come in and buy a package or two.

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 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) 84 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.