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Making crackers at home is very easy, and uses only a few basic ingredients. If you’re new at cooking or have kids around, this is a great recipe to get started in baking and try out new flavour combinations.
Choosing the ingredients
Check all the posts where I talk about flour.
The only way you’ll make bad crackers is by burning them, but burning crackers is actually really easy! One minute they’ll be raw, and the next they’ll be inedible charcoal. Just keep a eye on them while in the oven because crackers are very quick to bake.
Crackers can be made with even the cheapest ingredients, and made special by adding one or two special flavours: herbs, spices, nuts, seeds… They are also really good to make when you want to try different flours.
In a bowl mix 200 grams (1 2/3 cups) of plain flour, 45 millilitres (3 tablespoons) of melted butter or oil, 170 millilitres (2/3 cup) of water or milk, 4 grams (1 teaspoon) of salt and any flavourings you want (for these crackers I used mixed seeds and sugar), until you get a non-sticky dough.
You might need to adjust the liquid or flour to make sure the dough is not sticky at all. It should feel like bread dough, and be easy to handle.
Shape and mark
Using a rolling pin (or your hands) spread the dough on a cooking sheet as thin as you want the crackers to be. And mark the shapes with a knife, but don’t cut them. You will divide them after baking.
The crackers don’t need to look perfect. A rustic home-made look is part of the fun of baking at home!
Bake in a preheated oven at 200 C (400 F) until the crackers are golden brown.
If you are baking two batches at the same time, swap them so they both get a turn at the top, to make sure they cook evenly on the top and the bottom.