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Friday, August 13, 2010

Crackalacking Baby!

I have been entertaining myself playing around with combinations and flavours of homemade crackers, and have had some interest, so I'm putting all the info in the same place in a special 'cracker' post.
 It all begins with this recipe.  Which is basically 1 cup of plain flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 80ml water and 40ml olive oil.  Mixed, kneaded, rolled as thin as you can (in this case, the thinner the better).  Then baked at 200 degrees celsius for about 15 minutes.  When it comes out of the oven, crack it into pieces.  If it doesn't crack, it needs more time in the oven.
  The variations I have tried so far are:
Sesame, my all time favourite so far.  I used 1 cup plain white flour, and 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds (as well as the water oil and salt.)
Caraway, adults liked them, spawn not so much.  This one has 1/3 cup self raising wholemeal flour, 2/3 cup plain white flour, and 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds (as well as the water oil and salt.)

Mexican, lovely dipped in salsa or cream cheese!  I used 1/2 cup self raising wholemeal flour, 1/2 cup plain white flour, and 1 teaspoon of medium mexican chilli powder (as well as the water oil and salt.)
Garlic and Parsley, a hit!  This one had 1/2 cup self raising wholemeal flour, 1/2 cup plain white flour, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried garlic powder (as well as the... you get the drift by now!)
  So now I'm putting out a challenge - I'd like to hear your ideas for some wonderful flavours, and I'd LOVE to see everyones photos of their efforts.  So off you go, get Cracking!  (Sorry terrible pun, couldn't help myself!)


  1. What about some cheese n chive ones? Hmmmm...might have a go at this on the weekend. Looks yummy!


  2. I love the word crackalackin' and I love crackers. Why buy them from the store when they are this easy and sooo yum!!!

  3. we do love crackers and cheese or dip when we are watching tv/ i shall be trying these out.x

  4. Great idea to make your own healthier crackers.

    Any inspiration I might have mustered up has been taken away by the Cracking pun. Groan.

    I was thinking cream cheese and pepper might be a winner. I'm going to give it a try myself this weekend. I'll report back if successful... if you don't hear from me, you'll know it was a disaster!!!

  5. yum! Too much baking going on this week for me. But I am keen to try! Have just sat for a full minute trying to think of other flavours for you to try, but nothing is coming - sorry!

  6. As a consumer of these crackers, I would heartily endorse the cumin ones. Mmmmmmmm nom nom nom mmmmmmmm

  7. Hi- Love your blog.
    I was given a cracker recipe by a friend but yours sounds easier!
    I was thinking chili powder & crushesd mexican oregano for a south of the border taste. Probably would be good with guacamole. We are in Texas, USA so mexican is pretty common.
    Or perhaps crushed sage & lemon balm.
    Won't be able to try it till this fall as we don't use the oven in the summer. Tripple digits weather right now.
    Keep the good stuff rolling.


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