Saturday, March 13, 2010

Olive-Oil Crackers

Request for crackers recipe! I feel like such a "professional blogger" with all these requests and comments. Thanks, guys!

I've made this recipe 3 times, and added various toppings each time. You can add whatever you want to them, but I found my favorite to be just lightly salted. I got this recipe from 101Cookbooks... love it!

3 c. whole-wheat flour (or combo of any flour except bread)
1 tsp. sea salt
1/3 c. olive oil
1 c. warm water
various toppings (salt, dried herbs, parmesan cheese, poppy seeds, etc.)

Whisk together flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in the olive oil and water and mix with a dough hook on medium speed for 5-7 minutes. Roll the dough into a large ball, then cut into 12 pieces. Brush each piece with olive oil and roll into a ball. Place each ball on a plate, cover with a kitchen towel, and let rest for 30-60 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees with a pizza stone in it (if you don't have a pizza stone, which I highly recommend getting one, just use a cookie sheet but don't preheat it). After dough has rested, flatten one ball and roll out into a thin, long strip. Place strip on a floured baking sheet and poke with a fork so they don't rise in the oven. At this point, I like to score the strip with a knife into squares and dust with coarse salt. You can add whatever toppings you want. Then, slide the dough off the baking sheet onto the pizza stone and bake until golden brown (about 6-10 minutes). Repeat until all dough is used, making sure to only bake one strip at a time. Let cool all the way before eating - then they'll be crisp!


Josh & Krissa said...

These look really good! I will have to try them sometime. Love ya friend!