Impress your family and friends with homemade crackers!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cracker Topping Options
- White Sesame Seeds
- Black Sesame Seeds
- Poppy Seeds
- Coarse Salt
- Salt and Pepper
- Parmesan Cheese
- Garlic Salt
Rustic cracker with your choice of toppings.
- 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
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.
Other toppings to try: poppy seeds, caraway seeds, cracked black pepper, or rosemary.
Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking
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