Turmeric Buttons (TB’s)
With leftovers in the fridge, an active imagination and a fascination for all things turmeric, these Turmeric Buttons, “TB’s” can be created. If you’re missing that chocolate button fix and want to come over to the “yellow side”, simply look no further! They’re crispy, chocolatey and perfectly sized – a portion controlled treat – now there’s a tongue twister right there!
If you don’t like sweet then why not go savory? … They’re great to use as croutons, a garnish or even a Turmeric Latte side! Free your imagination and have FUN with this basic recipe … Makes (approx) 30 – 15mm diameter
- 1 medium egg
- 2 teaspoons of single cream
- 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric (or more to your own taste)
- Bowl, hand whisk, non-stick baking tray, small plastic bag for piping (recycled freezer bag?)
- Heat oven to 180°C fan.
- Whisk the egg, lightly, add cream, turmeric & finally chickpea flour.
- Chill in fridge (approx. 10 minutes) prior to piping drops directly onto a baking tray.
- Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Allow them to cool and the buttons should then simply flick off baking tray when ready.
- Cover in chocolate or enjoy as they are.
- Chilling the batter seems to help with piping as, although the batter is stiff, it’s easier to work with but by all means miss out this step if you want to (or are in a rush…)
- Working with small drops works well as the batter spreads easily on the baking tray.
- Use 90% cocoa chocolate… to keep those refined sugars to a minimum! You could make your own chocolate if you have time.
- No piping bag? Simply use a recycled freezer bag – fill, twist, snip of the end and go…
- You can make alternative shapes although these do take a little longer to cook. Just check after 10 minutes, you should smell the turmeric and they will have lost their glossiness, becoming a dark, rich, lovely colour of yellow when ready.
- Let the buttons cool and they simply flick off the non-stick baking tray .
- If you want to “go large” it may be wise to increase the baking time.
Above all have fun and please feel free to share any feedback and pictures of your creations (in the comment box) … I would love to see them!