Top Review by CanadianEmily
Wonderful. Easy, too. Worth washing the food processor for (and I HATE washing that thing!). I made three batches in very little time. I didn't make the basic recipe but rather followed some of the reviewers and omitted the herbs and pepper for the following variations: 1. seed crackers: half whole wheat flour, and all the seeds I had on hand (except cumin) - flax, cracked wheat, sesame and caraway. Good topping cracker, not overpowering in flavour. 2. cheese crackers (nice orange colour): These taste sort of like 'Cheese Nips' only WAY better. 1/2 cup grated cheddar and about 1/2 tsp chipotle sauce - YUM 3. 'Indian' crackers (pale yellow). These taste a lot like pappadums! Added 1/8 tsp turmeric, about 2 tsp cumin seeds, about 1/4 tsp ground cumin. Might add cracked black pepper to this one next time. Totally forgot to prick the crackers before baking, will do so next time as they puffed up a little. I submitted a photo :)
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 1⁄2 teaspoon herbes de provence
- 1⁄4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1⁄4 cup water, plus more as needed
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place flour, salt, butter, herbs and pepper in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade.
- Pulse until combined.
- With motor running, pour 1/4 cup water slowly into feed tube.
- Add a bit more if necessary until mixture begins to hold together but is not sticky.
- Process until dough forms ball.
- Roll dough out on lightly floured surface until very thin, less than 1/8 inch if possible.
- Transfer to ungreased cookie sheet, and prick all over with fork.
- Score lightly with sharp knife if you wish to break into rectangles later on.
- Or leave in free-form shape that you can break into shards.
- Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Cool on rack and store in airtight container.
- Variations: Work small amounts of seeds, herbs or garlic into dough before rolling it out.
- For garlic crackers, add 1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic.
- Or create your own mixture.