At their simplest crackers are just flour and water baked into a crunchy tasty snack. This recipe builds on that adding olive oil and salt for a little flavour. These crackers are very crisp and crunchy with a neutral light flavour. They are somewhat comparable to Wheat Thins, but with a much lighter, cleaner taste.
One warning: crackers can be a little time consuming because you get a lot of batches, I recommend making them the day ahead and planning on having something else to do while they're in the oven.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 3 1/4 cups Mixed Flour*
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- 1 cup Water
- Toppings as desired
*Start with 50-50 whole wheat and white flour, then adjust the ratio and type of flour to your taste. I've heard of people using ground flax seed, oat flour, and multi-grain flour with success. It should also be possible to make these gluten free.
Step 2: Prepare Dough
Step 3: Roll Out
For the first batch I suggest trying a couple of different thicknesses to see what you like. I found that the second thinnest setting on the pasta machine was the sweet spot between too brittle and too tough.
Step 4: Prep
Sprinkle with coarse salt and any other toppings that you want.