It’s that time of month when I get to participate in the monthly challenge from my bread baking group, Twelve Loaves. This month the challenge is another side of breads…a less leavened side: we had the challenge to bake Crackers, Crisps and Flatbreads. Our very talented host is Camilla from Culinary Aventures with Camilla.This was a very interested challenge for me. I’ve been wanting to try making crackers for quite some time. I had so much fun, but let’s just say….Keebler doesn’t have a thing to worry about. It is experience that makes us better at what we do right? These crackers tasted delicious. I got three pans (not completely full). Each one was a bit better than the last.
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup water
Place oven rack on the bottom third of the oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix the topping ingredients and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the APF, whole wheat flour and salt together. Add olive oil and water to the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until a soft crumbly ball forms. Press against the side of the bowl with the spatula or your hand to pick up stray flour.
On a lightly floured work surface, cup three equal portions. Pat each portion into a square. Set 2 aside and cover with clean towel. Roll the remaining dough into a rectangle about 1/8 inch thick, 7-8 inches wide and 14-15 inches long. Don't let the dough stick to the working surface.
Brush the dough lightly with water and sprinkle with seed mixture and lightly press onto the dough.
Cut dough in half lengthwise, and then cut across to make rectangles roughly 2x4 inches. Don't bother trimming the edges. These are rustic right? Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until nicely browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
Repeat for the remaining two portions.
Store cooled crackers in a zip-top bag for up to a week.
Our host this month is Camilla from Culinary Aventures with Camilla, and our theme is Crackers, Crisps, and Flatbreads. For more bread recipes, visit the #TwelveLoaves Pinterest board, or check out last month’s mouthwatering selection of #TwelveLoaves enter last month’s #TwelveLoaves Seeded Breads!
- Cheddar Cheese Crackers from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Lemon Oregano Pita Bread from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Pane Carasau from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Parmesan-Thyme Cream Crackers from A Baker’s House
- Piadina (Italian Flat Bread) from Cake Duchess
- Pretzel Crackers from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
- Quick Raspberry Flatbread from Cheap Ethnic Eatz
- Rye Crispbread from The Bread She Bakes
- Senbei – Japanese Rice Crackers from A Shaggy Dough Story
- Three Seed Crackers from Hostess At Heart
- Thyme and Black Pepper Crackers from blackberry eating in late september
If you’d like to bake along with us this month, share your Crackers, Crisps, and Flatbreads using hashtag #TwelveLoaves!