Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Rosemary, Parmesan and Cracked Pepper Crackers
I don't know why I do not make crackers all of the time. They are ridiculously cheap and easy to make, taste way better than the store bought kind and are totally fun for a get together, holiday or otherwise. Flour, water, olive oil and salt make up the basic ingredients for crackers. You can use your imagination and create a normal Parmesan cracker or chop up some hot peppers, toss them in spices and cheddar cheese for a fiery Southwestern version. The best part is, they are pretty much foolproof. I made some basic Parmesan, rosemary and cracked pepper crackers this morning in anticipation of Christmas Eve.
To Make Crackers:
1 1/2 cup white flour
1/4 cup rye flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons EVOO
2/3 cup warm water
Preheat oven to 400.
Sift together flours and salt.
Whisk water with olive oil and slowly pour into flour mixture, stirring as you do so.
Stir dough until the mixture is fairly uniform.
Divide dough into 2 lumps.
Grease 2 cookie sheets, then roll out 1 portion dough over each cookie sheet, pulling the ends to cover the entire sheet.
Use a knife or pizza cutter to slice your crackers, mine were a bit haphazard today out of impatience, but those who desire may create beautiful uniform crackers.
Cook for 20-25 minutes...depending on how thin your crackers are, they may be done in 20 minutes...thicker crackers may take up to 30 minutes.
Remove crackers from oven once they become golden, place on platter and let cool before eating.