I’m getting more creative in the kitchen this month, in part because of our Eat from the Pantry and No Spend Challenges. Today, the kids and I made our first ever batch of wholewheat sesame crackers. The recipe (from Healthy Recipes From the Heart of Our Home: In the Kitchen with Phyllis & Shirley) claimed it was perfect for a cold, snowy day, because it was somewhat time consuming. It was right!
But look at those crackers! I think they’re so pretty, they’re almost too good to eat. But we ate them anyhow and they are delicious and not too difficult.
Here’s the recipe:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Prepare baking sheets by spreading 2 TBS sesame seeds on un-oiled pans. This prevents the crackers from sticking and makes them crisp up very nicely.
- 1 cup water
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I use freshly ground hard white wheat)
- 1/2 TBS baking powder
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 TBS oil
- 1 TBS salt
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
Knead the dough for 3 minutes in your stand mixer with a dough hook (I use my favorite machine – my BOSCH Mixer). Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. My dough was so sticky that I had to add more flour to get it to work. The crackers were still good, but I will try to add less flour next time so they end up a little bit lighter.
Roll the dough out into a rectangle, about 1/16 inch thick. Using a fork, prick the dough all over to release trapped air and keep the dough flat.
Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut the dough into 2-inch squares. I used a ruler to get mine even, but you do not have to be so OCD.
Transfer to baking sheet with a spatula.
Bake 15-20 minutes until crackers are light brown and firm to the touch.
Cool completely. Store in cookie tins. ENJOY!
I’m thinking these crackers will be delicious with hummus, guacamole, olive tapenade. The possibilities are endless!
What do you think? Inspired to give it a try?
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