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:

Change these quantities to make: 50 Crackers 100 Crackers 200 Crackers 300 Crackers

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
28 min.1 hour10 min.1 hour 38 min.
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Keeping:

Several days in an airtight tin.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
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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.
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Start on slow speed and knead until the dough is evenly mixed.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
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Gather the dough into a rectangular block, wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Stage 4
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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
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Cut across into pieces 1 cm wide...

Stage 6
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Then cut again lengthways.

Note: a rolling pizza cutter is ideal for this.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
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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.
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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

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,199 Kcal or 5,020 Kj30 gr190 gr35 gr
60 %12 %18 %5 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
274 Kcal or 1,147 Kj7 gr44 gr8 gr
14 %3 %4 %1 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
12 Kcal or 50 Kj< 1 gr2 gr< 1 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules 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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