Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rustic Olive Oil Crackers

I've been reading City Hippy Farm Girl's blog for a couple of years now and Brydie is now writing over at Milkwood Permaculture.  I came across this recipe for Rustic Crackers which are just made from plain flour, olive oil, water and salt and thought I would make them to take to a friend's for dinner tonight.  They were so simple and they look very rustic like the picture so all I need to do now is whip up some cream cheese and sun dried tomatoes for a dip and we are good to go.  My friend is hosting the first of many Friday night dinners tonight after being inspired by this post.  These are so simple you just have to try them and no additives or preservatives which is even better and these ingredients would be in most household pantries.

It takes about 3 minutes to get your ingredients out and mix them with a fork/spoon or by hand and then you just let the mixture sit for 20 minutes while the oven is heating to 200 degrees.  You then divide the dough into 8 pieces (or 16 if you want smaller crackers which I will probably do next time) and then roll your favourite toppings into the thin dough, spray with olive olive and then into the oven for 12-14 minutes (swapping over your two trays from top to bottom half way through).  The instructions are in the recipe link however I just thought I would type a brief overview here.  Give them a go, your friends will be totally impressed next time you get out your home made dip and rustic crackers.

Here's the dough after it was rested for 20 minutes and cut into 8 portions.

Pop whatever topping you want on your crackers, I've used sesame however you could use, herbs, spices, poppy seeds etc. Press in with your fingers and/or roll over with the rolling pin again, I did both here.  Place on baking sheet on a tray and I used the can of spray olive oil to spray them before they went into the oven as I thought the pastry brush might take too much of the topping off.  I also did freshly chopped up Rosemary and Murray River Sea Salt which is a family favourite topping.

Hot out of the oven...yum, can't wait to try them tonight.

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