Did you ever notice that the foods we crave are often a good indicator of our mood?
Today in Halifax we are preparing for yet another winter storm, yippee! Another icy mess on top of the last icy mess, you might say we are all feeling a little overwhelmed. Maybe that's why #stormchips has become such a big trend on social media. We all crave a little crunch when we're feeling frustrated. I expect the junk food aisles at local grocery stores will be emptied of crispy snacks by the end of the day, if previous storms are any indicator.
These sweet and salty crunchy apple chips are a much healthier alternative to potato chips, with no deep frying required, just slice and bake. I found this recipe on Epicurious, my only adjustment was to add a couple of pinches of salt.
1 apple- honeycrisp or granny smith
2 tablespoons icing sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground cumin seed
2 pinches of salt
Preheat the oven to 225F. Using a small sieve, sift together the sugar and ground cumin into a small bowl. Using a mandolin, slice the apple into very thin, (about 1/16th inch thick) slices. Arrange slices in a single layer on two cookie sheets lined with parchment, and sift the cumin/sugar mixture over the slices. Flip them all over, and repeat. Bake 60-70 minutes, until dry and crisp. Sprinkle lightly with a couple of pinches of salt, and enjoy!