Saturday 30 November 2013
Homemade Whole Wheat Crackers
I recently picked up some locally milled wheat flour at Watson's Mill in Manotick. What a difference it makes to have fresh flour instead of what I usually use ... that stuff in the grocery store that's probably been around a year or two.
These crackers are easy to make and both tastier and more nutritious than anything I can buy at the store. This recipe makes about 30 3-inch crackers.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp kosher salt
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 olive oil
2/3 cup water
Blend together flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Add olive oil and mix in. Drizzle in the water and stir just until combined.
Knead on a flour surface briefly until somewhat smooth.
Sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes until crisp and browned. Check regularly in the last few minutes to ensure they don't burn!
Here I've served them with some treats purchased recently at a local craft fair: a raw cow's milk cheese made in Elgin Ontario (Bushgarden Farmstead Cheese) and a pepper jelly that is possibly the spiciest I've ever eaten (Kawalsa Strawberry Habanero Salsa).