Salt and Pepper Crackers
Hits 2728 | Created 2009-07-16 | Modified 2009-07-16These are based on a traditional Indian recipe for crackers that are deep fried and last for several weeks. This is essentially the same except I bake them in the oven instead. They are a good snack and very quick and easy to make.
2 oz plain white flour
2 oz whole wheat flour (sifted to remove the larger grain)
1 - 2 tsp ground black pepper (roughly ground)
1/2 tsp salt (use the full amount, it needs it)
1 oz butter (or use veg oil to make this vegan)
40 ml hot water (not boiling though)
Preheat oven to 190 oC
Add salt and pepper to the flour and mix
Rub the flour and butter together with fingertips until like breadcrumbs and no lumps of butter remain
Make a well and add the water
Mix with a fork or spoon until the mix holds together. If too dry add a little more water
Do not knead or over-mix, simply squeeze dough together with your hands into a ball.
Roll out on a floured board then transfer to a floured baking sheet (tip - you can roll it out on the baking sheet if it is flat) The dough should be quite thin.
Score with a knife the desired shape of the crackers
Bake for 10 minutes
Remove and flip the sheet
Bake for another 3-5 mins or until golden brown
Put on a wire rack to cool. When you can handle the sheet, split into separate crackers before it cools too much.
When cool store in an air-proof container. Will last for a few weeks.