Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Easy Crunchy Crackers

Don’t be fooled by the short ingredient list.  These crackers are the best, with several variations to please everyone.

vegan, healthy snack

Easy Crunchy Crackers

½ cup oat flour
1 cup barley flour (more for rolling out)
¾ cup spelt flour
1 ¼ tsp whole salt

¾ cup warm water
Toasted sesame seeds, cumin seeds, etc.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and set a smooth pizza stone in it to warm up
Blend together the flours and salt.  Stir in water with a fork until it forms a ball.  (Add more barley flour if too sticky)    Gently and slowly knead for 5 minutes.  Cover with a damp towel and let it sit for 10-60 minutes.  It will be a heavy dense dough.   Cut into 4 pieces and place back under the damp towel.  One piece at a time flatten out with floured fingers enough to add ½ tsp seeds.  Fold over and proceed to gently knead the seeds into dough.  Flatten out with floured fingers to about 1/3” thick.  Making sure there is ample flour underneath, roll out to 1/32”-1/16” thickness. (The thinner the crispier)  Lightly sprinkle with salt & roll into dough.  Remove the pizza stone from the oven and carefully slide the dough onto it.  Cut into 1”-2” squares.  (A pizza cutter works nicely.) Bake 7-10 minutes, until crackers are hard to the touch and slightly browned.  Cool completely on cooling rack before storing in an airtight container... if there’s any left.

Options:  Replace all the flour with 2 ½ cups fresh ground rye flour and add 2 tsp caraway or sesame seeds with the dry ingredients.   Replace all the flours with; ¾ cup oat flour, 1 cup barley flour, ½ cup buckwheat flour.  Seeds can be added as stated above, or rolled into the top with the sprinkle of salt.  

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