Introduction: Homemade Simple Crackers

This is an extremely simple recipe for homemade crackers! Perfect for cheese or dips. Good with soup, too. 

Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

Ingredients:

2 cups of flour
1.5 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon salt
4 onces of cream cheese (half a block)
The cream cheese is optional, but worth it!

Tools:

Mixer, measuring spoon & cups, rolling pin, fork, pizza cutter or knife,, and large circle stoneware ( I guess you could use a cookie sheet instead, but I prefer the stoneware)

Step 2: Pat It!

 Mix all the ingredients until you have a soft, sticky batter. 

Step 3: Roll It!

First put a little bit of flour on your stoneware, transfer the dough and roll it out really thin. You will need to put some more flour on top of the dough before rolling it. If you want, use your hands and work it like a pizza crust.  The thinner you roll the dough the better. Just don't roll it so thin that its transparent. 

Step 4: Mark With A...

 Cut off any over hang, poke holes using the fork and cut the dough into squares using the pizza cutter. 

Step 5: Put It in the Oven

Put it in a 400degree oven for about 15-25 minutes or until it just starts to turn golden brown. The thinner you rolled it, the shorter the baking time.  When its done it should look like this. The end result is a light, crisp cracker. You should be able to get 3 pans with this recipe. 

Comments

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siegethetower made it!(author)2010-02-13

it think we not use flower, it was mispelled..
I almost think we use flower.. Lol..  :D

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mdeblasi1 made it!(author)2010-02-14

Originally, before English spelling was standardized, there was only one spelling of the word.  The stuff you make bread with was called "flower"  because it was considered to be the best part of the wheat. 
As a strange consequence, that makes "whole wheat flour" an oxymoron.

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Eucherplayer made it!(author)2010-02-15

Like "Government Work"... ;o)

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wenpherd made it!(author)2010-03-02

No, "Government Intelligence."

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siegethetower made it!(author)2010-02-15

mmh.. thats new to me.. thanks.. :D

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Eucherplayer made it!(author)2010-02-15

Shredded Cheddar can be used as well.  Reduce or eliminate the oil and reduce the milk/water slightly.  And my favorite recommendation is to dry toast some sesame seeds (about 2 tablespoons for 2 cups of flour).  Also, try rolling the dough between two sheets of cellophane, remove the top sheet slowly-carefully), place the cookie sheet over the dough upside down (I don't have stoneware) and invert the whole shooting match.  This places the thinly rolled dough into the cookie sheet, of course you need to remove the bottom (now top) layer of cellophane prior to cooking, again slow and steady.  I will be trying this recipe tomorrow or the next day.  Great ideas, great instructable!!

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clemens94 made it!(author)2010-02-14

 For French readers :

250 g de farine
22 mL d'huile d'olive
68 g de lait
18 g de sel
113 g de "cream cheese" (ou St Moret)

Cuire au four à 200°C

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moosetooth made it!(author)2010-02-13

 Looks just like the Pita chips that are so expensive to buy..
I think I gotta try it!

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thepelton made it!(author)2010-02-13

There are edible flowers.  That would make for an interesting decoration.  LOL.
8>)

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valhallas_end made it!(author)2010-02-12

Interesting...I can honestly say I've never thought of making my own crackers.  What exactly does the cream cheese accomplish in your recipe, by the way?  How different do these taste sans cheese?

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fatmuemoo made it!(author)2010-02-13

The cream cheese adds flavor.  It also makes the dough easier to work with. I've tested it both ways, cream cheese makes it turn out better. 

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