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!
(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?!
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?