Sunday, September 25, 2011

Making Crackers

So what do you do at 4 a.m. in the morning when you can't sleep? You make crackers..of course. I have had a couple cracker recipes printed up for a long time and have just never gotten around to trying them but since I had so much time this morning I figured I might as well try them.
One recipe looked like way too much work, but the other was a lot more simple so I chose that one (I'm not lazy it is just that it was 4 a.m. in the morning and I was ambitious but I wasn't THAT ambitious). The recipe was for sesame seed crackers and I didn't have as many sesame seeds as it called for but I felt I had enough to test out the recipe anyway. So here is the recipe:

1 C.  water
3 T. oil
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C. sesame seeds (I had less than a 1/4 cup)

Mix the water, oil and salt together until the salt is dissolved. Add the flour, baking powder and seeds. Roll dough in a ball (it will be a bit sticky) and turn out on a floured surface. With a rolling pin, roll out as thin as you can get it.Prick with a fork all over. Cut with a pizza cutter (dip it in flour first)into squares or whatever shape you want.
Use a metal spatula dipped in flour to lift the squares off the board and onto a cookie sheet that you have sprinkled all over with salt. Sprinkle more salt on top of the pieces.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes (if they aren't cooked enough, they will not harden properly and become soft (you can bake them again for a few minutes if they do get soft later). 
 These weren't too bad but they tasted kind of plain to me. So the I made another batch and instead of sesame seeds I put in 2 tsp. onion powder. The onion powder ones were much, much better. I think garlic powder and any kind of herb would work good in them as well. 
I didn't really want the plain ones to go to waste though so went looking through the cupboard and found several marked down packages of Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch dressing and in the frig was a container of sour cream so I made dip. The sesame seed crackers are quite wonderful with the dip. 
Ok, time to go back to bed.


  1. Did you eat the crackers and dip at 4 a.m. then?
    (A strange breakfast!)

  2. Sounds like a neat recipe I'm gonna have to try

  3. I'd have had to test them too!! thanks for this recipe, and most of all for the idea that if they get soft they can be re-baked!!

  4. What a unique breakfast!

    Look great though!

  5. I love making crackers! I've never made sesame ones though. I usually use flax or sunflower seeds. new to try!