I haven’t been eating crackers for a while. They always come in plastic bags or in plastic wrapped plastic trays. I’ve wanted to make them for a while but I didn’t get around to it until now. I didn’t have any recipes in mind and I thought they would probably be a pain to make. But I finally decided to make them. These are really easy and really good. I got the recipe here but I used olive oil instead of canola oil. Here are the ingredients I used:
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 cup water
Whisk together flours and salt.
Add oil and water and mix until mixture forms a ball. Place on a floured surface and divide dough in half.
Roll out one half to an 1/8 inch thickness. Trim the edges so you have a rectangle.
Place on a greased baking sheet. I use Silpats. They’re mats made of silicone that you place on baking sheets to prevent sticking. They work really well and nothing goes into the landfill, whereas with parchment paper something goes into the landfill every time. Place the dough on a baking sheet. Mark squares with a knife but don’t cut through all the way. Prick with a toothpick or fork. (I forgot to do this the first time.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes (less or more depending on the thickness of the crackers) or until golden and crispy. Mine looked like this:
Break into squares.
Enjoy! These are really tasty and crunchy. I imagine they’d be good with any kind of dip. My little sister and I ate them with some of this homemade peanut butter.
Update 1/28/12: I made these last night again, but I substituted rye flour for the all purpose flour. They were pretty good!
Update 4/9/12: I made these again yesterday, but I added some freshly ground buckwheat flour. I also added some freshly snipped rosemary for flavor.