Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Homemade crackers

Today's recipe is: 
Homemade crackers (from www.recipetips.com)
1 1/4 cups flour; white or whole wheat etc.

1/2 teaspoon salt;

2 tablespoons butter, canola oil or olive oil; more as needed;

4 tablespoons water; add more as needed;

1 teaspoon seasoning such as chili powder, dried herbs etc (I used sesame seeds).

Preheat oven to 400° F.
Mix together 1 cup of the flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and oil or butter. Add 3 tablespoons water and mix well. Gradually add more water, mixing after each addition, until mixture forms a compact ball. If it seems too sticky to handle, add more flour. Add seasoning. I used sesame seeds and it was delicious! I'm sure you can add garlic, poppy seeds or any other seasoning, too.

Sprinkle a work surface (or a baking sheet-sized piece of parchment paper) with some of the remaining flour then press and roll the dough to about 1/8th inch thick. Try to get it fairly uniform. If the dough is too dry to roll out, add a little more water. If necessary to prevent sticking, dust your hands and the rolling pin with a little more flour.

Put the rolled-out dough on a baking sheet dusted with a little flour. If you've used parchment paper, transfer dough and paper to baking sheet and bake 10 - 15 minutes, until somewhat brown.

Cool and break into pieces. 

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