Spiced Olive Oil Crackers
Home made crackers feel special; They're easy to make, but always impress! We're a fan of making these as simple gifts and try to always have a few on hand for snacking. Along with Ottolenghi's standard recipe, we've included a couple of our favorite topping combinations. No matter how you dress them up, these pair perfectly with a soft cheese and hummus.
 
Makes 20 - 25 Crackers
Ingredients:

If you're looking for a fresh take on these crackers, try topping with one of the following combinations. 

Or

Recipe:

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, paprika and cayenne in a large bowl. 

Add the flour, water, and olive oil.  Form a soft dough using first a fork and then your hands to bring the ingredients together. The dough will be firm, but feel free to add water (a few drops at a time) if it seems dry. 

Once mixed, gently roll the dough into a ball and refrigerate for 1 hour. You'll need a relaxed dough to stretch!

Preheat the oven to 425ºF /  and line baking sheets with wax paper

Lightly dust a work station with flour and turn the dough out. Cut the dough into pieces roughly the size of a walnut.

Roll each walnut sized piece of dough until they're as thin as possible without tearing. You'll be working with several pieces at a time. Be sure to stretch the dough and then let them rest. Circle back to the first piece and stretch a bit more. Repeat until all the pieces are as thin as possible! 

Put the stretch dough pieces on the baking sheets, brush the pieces with olive oil and sprinkle with your selected spices. 

Bake for 6-7 minutes until the crackers have blistered, are golden and dry. 

Cool the crackers on a wire rack. 

Store in a sealed container for up to a week. Enjoy!

 

Evelyn Smith

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