April 29, 2009

Homemade Crackers...

adapted from krissywats on chowhound.com

Here's the basic recipe.
2 Cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 Cup warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat to 400°F. Lightly grease two large cookie sheets (I use spray). Combine flour, baking powder and salt (I use a little extra of kosher or sea salt). Stir in water, oil and mix until a smooth dough forms. Half dough and flatten to edges on each cookie sheet (this is the only part that takes a little time - a small rolling pin would be great but I use my fingers and love the uneven texture of them). Cut them on the sheet before baking (I use a pizza cutter). If you want you can do an egg wash of one egg white and 2 T water brush the tops and sprinkle on sesame seeds. I have used an unfiltered olive oil instead of vegetable oil. I typically throw in a bunch of chopped rosemary or whatever comes to mind....

You could really do anything you wanted with these.....

They are a simple crackers but seriously addictive and always a big hit. Once I topped with goat cheese and honey and served as an appetizer. But the Toppings can be just as creative...

They do also very well next to a freshly made tomato soup or similar!!

2 comments:

Nate said...

Thanks for the add on foodbuzz! I love homemade crackers too. I generally use olive oil as you mentioned up there and I really enjoy putting sesame seeds and salt on them - perhaps because I'm such a big salt fiend. :)

Cherry Blossom said...

hi nate... extra virgin olive oil is verynice in this recipe aswell .... should have mentioned that!!! fleur de sel is great on the crackers or black salt... looks very pretty also black sesame seeds....!!

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