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Homemade crackers

Homemade Crackers

Makes 70 crackers

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Sea salt, for topping

 

Instructions:

First things first! Preheat oven to 400°F, and line 3 baking trays with parchment paper.

 

  1. Dry ingredients first!
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, use a wooden spoon to mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt

 

  1. Add in wet ingredients next!
  • Add butter into the dry mixture, use your hands to mix until the mixture turns into coarse crumbs (or use a food processor for mixing)
  • Add in vegetable oil and use the wooden spoon to mix well (or use food processor for mixing)
  • Slowly drizzle in the water and keep mixing (or use food processor for mixing) , until the dough begins to form a ball
  • Wrap the dough into plastic wrap and rest for 10 minutes

 

  1. Now it’s time to work on the dough!
  • Put a bit flour over both hands, and dust flour on a clean table top, use a rolling pin to roll out dough as thin as possible (thin like crepes works best)
  • Cut the dough into the shape you like with the cookie cutter you have, or cut rectangles or squares with a butter knife, then transfer to the baking sheet
  • Gather scraps of dough and re-roll until all dough is used. (If you struggle to get the dough to roll thin enough, let it rest for another 10 minutes, the gluten may need to rest a bit)
  • Use a fork, press some holes into each cracker
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Remove from oven, brush the tops with melted butter, and immediately sprinkle with sea salt (if you don’t do it immediately, salt won’t stick on the biscuits)

 

Done, now let’s eat them with some cheese or jam or just on their own!

 

Sources: https://kitchenjoyblog.com/homemade-crackers/

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