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Homemade Crackers

January 28, 2017 (Last Updated: March 29, 2020)

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Impress your family and friends with homemade crackers! These rustic shaped crackers are crisp and tasty and are perfect for dipping or eating with your favorite soup.

Homemade crackers with Boursin Cheese

I have to be totally honest with you…I made these crackers during the holiday season when I made this Homemade Boursin Cheese. They were a huge hit with my family and they disappeared before I knew it. Homemade Boursin cheese spread

The homemade crackers were a perfect with the Boursin cheese. I think they would actually be perfect with just about anything…but they are also perfect just by themselves.

Rustic crackers with Sesame Seeds.

I topped my crackers with sesame seeds and a bit of salt. The toppings can be versatile. Consider using poppy seeds, caraway seeds, cracked black pepper, or rosemary.

Long crackers topped with sesame seeds resting on a baking rack.

Making crackers isn’t difficult. The toughest part is rolling your dough thin enough and then making certain the crackers cook all the way so they are nice and crisp.

How to make Crackers

  • In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Add the water and olive oil. Mix together until crumbly. 
  • Form dough into a ball. Divide dough into thirds and cover dough with a clean towel.
  • Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll out dough into a rectangular shape on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/16″ thick.
  • Brush dough lightly with water. Sprinkle sesame seeds and salt over top.
  • Cut dough into 2″ by 4″ rectangular pieces using a pastry or pizza wheel.
  • Place cut crackers on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cracker Topping Options

  • White Sesame Seeds
  • Black Sesame Seeds
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Coarse Salt
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic Salt

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A bowl filled with rustic shaped crackers topped with sesame seeds.

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Homemade Crackers with Sesame Seeds

Homemade Crackers

Kathy
Rustic cracker with your choice of toppings.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 crackers
Calories 228 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Add the water and olive oil. Mix together until crumbly. 
  • Form dough into a ball. Divide dough into thirds and cover dough with a clean towel.
  • Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll out dough into a rectangular shape on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough to 1/16" thick.
  • Brush dough lightly with water. Sprinkle sesame seeds and salt over top.
  • Cut dough into 2" by 4" rectangular pieces using a pastry or pizza wheel. 
  • Place cut crackers on an ungreased baking sheet. 
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool on a baking rack.
  • Repeat with remaining dough. 
  • Store crackers in a air tight container. If crackers lose their crispness, simply reheat for 3-5 minutes in a hot oven. 

Notes

Other toppings to try: poppy seeds, caraway seeds, cracked black pepper, or rosemary.
Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking

Nutrition

Serving: 5crackersCalories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 389mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gCalcium: 32mgIron: 2.4mg
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33 Comments

  • Reply
    Katie Crenshaw
    February 6, 2017 at 5:48 am

    5 stars
    You make these look so easy that maybe even I can make them!! I love homemade crackers. It makes such a nice little gift along side of some homemade cheese spread. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you Kathy!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    February 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    5 stars
    I’d love to try these with a gluten free flour. These would be the perfect accompaniment for so many dips, spreads, and toppers!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm

      I haven’t tried gluten free flour with these crackers. Let me know if it works out!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    February 3, 2017 at 9:16 am

    These look perfect for snacking! yum!

  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    February 2, 2017 at 6:45 am

    You know that’s one thing I have never made – homemade crackers! These look absolutely perfect and just love the sesame seeds on top! Pinned!

  • Reply
    Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com
    February 2, 2017 at 4:13 am

    What a great idea to make homemade crackers! I don’t think they would last for long in my household either 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Sometimes they don’t even make it off the cooling rack! Making several batches is the way to go.

  • Reply
    stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cottage
    February 1, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Wonderful! I so want to make my own crackers, I’m just not so impressed with whats on the grocery store shelves! I love the sesame seeds and small air pockets that assist with the crispness. Take care.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 8:17 am

      You need to give these a try! They aren’t difficult and you know exactly what’s in them!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    February 1, 2017 at 8:51 am

    We love nice and crunchy crackers here, and homemade ones are the best. These crackers look fantastic, Kathy. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. My family would thank you for this. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 8:12 am

      I hope they love these crackers!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    January 31, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I’ve never made my own crackers – these look like the perfect ones to start with!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 4, 2017 at 8:09 am

      They aren’t difficult to make and they are totally worth making!

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