The crunchiest cracker, spiced with chili and curry powder.
Have you ever thought about making your own crackers? If not, I urge you to start.
Making your own crackers is so easy and as with any baking, you can avoid the nasty preservatives and added sugars that most store bought crackers have. They are also super cheap to make as they only have a few ingredients.
The recipe I use to make my crackers is one of the first recipes I wrote down in my recipe journal that I started when I left home, so it’s been with me for a wee while now.
Let’s talk about these crackers:
- These crackers are crunchy. Crunchy in the way that corn chips are crunchy (my favourite).
- They are salty and they have a good kick of heat from the chili powder.
- They are satisfying enough to eat plain but also team very well with any hummus or other dip. I like to serve them with hummus as an appetizer for when we have people over. Or to eat just as a snack.
I think you need these crackers in your life. Just take a look at how easy the baking process is:
- Flour, water and flavourings/spices of your choice go into a bowl.
- They are combined to form a firm dough.
- The dough is cut and rolled out into shapes and are baked for 15 minutes.
Um and that’s it.
I told you it was easy.
But wait, it gets even better – there are so many variations!
Instead of chili and curry powder (which are used in the recipe below), try adding:
- mustard powder and sprinkle grated cheese on top of the rolled out crackers
- ground coriander, salt and pepper
- sea salt and poppy seeds
- dried thyme and rosemary
- add extra salt and sprinkle sunflower, sesame, pumpkin seeds on top
The original recipe says to cut the dough into twelve pieces, then to roll each piece into a 10cm round, but if you think this is too tedious then you could roll all the dough as a whole (i.e. do not cut it into 12 pieces) and then cut into circles or desired shape before placing on the baking tray. However you do it, make sure you roll the dough out very thinly (this helps with the crunchiness.
So what are you waiting for? Go and make some crackers!
- 60g (1/2 cup) plain flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 - 3 tablespoons water
- (see post for variations)
- 1. Preheat oven to 180C (350F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- 2. Sift flour, salt curry powder and chili powder into a bowl and whisk to combine. Make a well in the center and gradually incorporate the flour to make a firm dough.
- 3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth (about 1 minute). Leave dough to rest for 5 minutes.
- 4. Cut dough into 12 pieces (or see notes above) and roll into 12 balls. Roll each ball into a very thin 10cm round. Arrange the rounds on the baking sheet then bake for 15 minutes, turning over once during baking.
Keep up to date -