Rosemary Crackers for LindaMc
You are going to laugh at how absurdly easy this is (and then you'll wonder why you bother to BUY crackers at all). Here's the basic recipe.
2 Cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 Cup warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat to 400. Lightly grease two large cookie sheets (I use spray). Combine flour, baking powder and salt (I use a little extra of kosher or sea salt). Stir in water, oil and mix until a smooth dough forms. Halve dough and flatten to edges on each cookie sheet (this is the only part that takes a little time - a small rolling pin would be great but I use my fingers and love the uneven texture of them). Cut them on the sheet before baking (I use a pizza cutter).
If you want you can do an egg wash of one egg white and 2T water brush the tops and sprinkle on sesame seeds.
I have used an unfiltered olive oil instead of vegetable oil. I typically throw in a bunch of chopped rosemary and occasionally a sprinkle of garlic powder or two. You could really do anything you wanted with these: onion powder, cayenne, other herbs and spices.
They are a simple cracker but seriously addictive and always a big hit. Once I topped with goat cheese and honey and served as an appetizer.
Good luck! LEt me know how it goes.
no, they don't really rise - not dumb at all considering their is baking powder in them. They don't rise - there might be a slight puffing, but if so, it's very slight. They are very crisp and I personally like to get them as thin as possible. Occasionally there are little holes in the dough when I'm spreadig it that come together in the oven.
I can't wait to hear what everyone does with them!