Saturday, 16 August 2014

Artisan Crackers

Hello, and good day to you!

This recipe will make you never have to buy crackers for cheese ever again! The base is so simple, and easy to work with, and you can vary the herbs and spices and add just about anything you're in the mood for, aint that neat?

It took me about half a year to get around to making these, can you believe it? They only take about half an hour to make, and I had not been able to fit it into my schedule - sometimes I'm not so good at organising things...

Anywhoooo - I made these a day when I had a few friends coming over to mine to celebrate my last day in the office, I figured cheese and crackers would be nice, and I also made a few fruit and nut chocolate...things, everyone needs their sweet and savoury!

Artisan Crackers
(Makes about 10 long crackers)

1 3/4 cups wholemeal flour
1/2 cup water
4 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
(I also added 1 tsp dried basil)
Other herbs and spices as you like, I ground some seasalt on half of the batch, and a salt-garlic-and chilli spice mix on the other half!

- Start by mixing the flour, salt (and basil - if using) in a bowl, then, make a well in the middle and pour in the oil and the water. Add a little bit water if it's too dry, but I found half a cup was perfect.

- Knead the dough well, before leaving it to rest for about 10-15 minutes.

- Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Then, roll the dough into a long piece and cut into ten bits. Roll each individual bit into a sausage, before using a rolling pin (or in my case, a glass) and roll until you have a nice long flat cracker (about 2-3mm). Place on a baking tray, add spices or ground salt on top if you want, and bake for 10 minutes for soft crackers, and 15 minutes for crispy ones - I went for the latter, CRUNCH! They turned out perfectly - how simple was that?!

Thought I would add a photo of Mister Tom Jones from Belladrum for good measure, since my friend has uploaded her photos!

It has been a bit of a crazy and work-filled week so far, and I'm working in the kitchen today as well, I'm off to charge my batteries tomorrow though, phew!
I hope you have a lovely weekend! Any plans?

Original source:

- Jules


  1. Det hørtes helt perfekt ut med ost og kjeks og sjokolade for å feire et avsluttet arbeidsforhold. Dessverre bor det en liten oste-elsker i vegansjelen min ;) men den trykkes ned med en god dose raw sjokolade, og det fungerer fint ;)
    Hjemmelaget er alltid bedre enn kjøpt, og det kan jeg tenke meg disse også er.

    1. Hehe ja, syns det var en veldig koselig kveld, også er det alltid kjekt med snacks og fingermat når en har folk på besøk!
      Jeg vet at det finnes en del vegansk myk ost, og du kan kanskje piffe den litt opp med diverse krydder og slikt, kanskje? Disse hadde også vært gode med litt marmelade eller syltetøy, kanskje hjemmelaget sjøkolade- og nøttepålegg mon tro? ;) x

    2. Sjøkolade, haha - mente sjokolade* Har vært en lang uke :P x

  2. Så enkelt og greit, herlig :) Enkle kjeksoppskrifter er så greit å ha da det er palmeolje i nesten alt man finner i vanlig dagligvare :( Så takk for denne oppskriften :D

    1. Ja, ikke sant? Og så er det bare et par ingredienser som trengs, krydder, frø og annet knask kan du ha i om du føler for det :)
      Og vel bekomme! Jeg tror jeg skal lage en runde til med disse i dag ^ ^ Håper du har hatt en fin start på uken Maria :) x