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Crackers

Crackers

These crisp savoury biscuits are ideal for dipping into a sauce as an aperitif snack.

It is quite easy to make your own crackers at home and they are much healthier and even more delicious than the commercial kind.

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Last modified on: December 9th 2012

For 100 Crackers, you will need:

How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
28 min.1 hour10 min.1 hour 38 min.
Preservation:
Several days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Crackers : Photo of step #1 Put into a food-mixer bowl: 250 g flour, 30 g butter, 150 ml milk and 1 teaspoon fine (or table) salt.
Stage 2
5 min.
Crackers : Photo of step #2 Start on slow speed and knead until the dough is evenly mixed.
Stage 3
1 hour
Crackers : Photo of step #3 Gather the dough into a rectangular block, wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Stage 4
Crackers : Photo of step #4 Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Roll out the dough thinly (2 or 3 mm) using a rolling pin. The ideal width is about 15 cm (6 inches).

This the trickiest stage, as it is quite difficult to roll out...
Stage 5
Crackers : Photo of step #5 Cut across into pieces 1 cm wide...
Stage 6
Crackers : Photo of step #6 Then cut again lengthways.

Note: a rolling pizza cutter is ideal for this.
Stage 7
20 min.
Crackers : Photo of step #7 This should give you crackers of around 1 x 5 cm.

Arrange them on a baking sheet as you go.

For a glossier finish, you can moisten the crackers with a brush dipped in water then sprinkle them with salt.
Stage 8
10 min.
Crackers : Photo of step #8 Bake for around 10 minutes, watching for coloration. Do not let them brown too much.

Remarks

You can vary these crackers by adding seeds to the dough (sesame, millet, poppy) or a little grated cheese (Comté, Gruyère, Parmesan).

A tip to make life easier: if you have a pasta machine, it is ideal for rolling the dough thinly and evenly.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made, based on an internet recipe.

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