Monday, 13 April 2015

Homemade crackers

I know crackers are very cheap to buy but there something great about being able to make your own and knowing what is in them.  Today I gave them a go and was pleasantly surprised with how easy and delicious they were.  They reminded me a lot like the crusty pastry of a good meat pie so I might need to try and turn this into a pie pastry one day but for now I am content with using this recipe for crackers.  Before baking, I dusted them with chicken stock powder which made them taste great but you can also use salt and pepper, herbs or whatever you like.

Amanda xx


  • 2 cups plain flour (300g)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 100g butter, cold and diced
  • 6 Tbspn hot tap water
  • Chicken stock powder

1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. 

2. In a food processor, add butter, sugar, salt, baking powder and butter.  Pulse (or turbo if you have a Thermomix) until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 

3.  With the food processor running, gradually add water until the mixture forms a smooth dough.  

4. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and bring together with your hands. Cut dough in half into 2 balls.

5. On a sheet of baking paper, generously dust with flour and roll out the dough as thinly as possible.  Using a sharp knife, cut into squares.  Prick each square a few times with a fork. Repeat process with remaining half of dough.  You should end up with 2 large trays of crackers.

6. At this stage, you can lightly sprinkle the crackers with chicken stock powder. This step is optional.  You could also sprinkle with salt and pepper if you prefer.

7. Bake for 10 mins or until golden.  The crackers on the outside of the tray will cook faster so remove them from the oven once they are golden. Continue to bake the remaining crackers until they are all cooked through and crunchy.  

8. Once cool, store in airtight container.

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