Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

From "Good Eats," episode "Flat Is Beautiful: Going Crackers."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together salt, sugar, and flour.
  2. In another bowl, beat egg, 2 tbsp melted butter and water.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients all at once. Stir together with a clean hand. Once dough is fully combined, turn out onto a floured board and knead until smooth and glossy. Cut dough into thirds. Cover with a towel and let rest 30 minutes.
  4. Brush the UNDERSIDE of a half-sheet baking pan liberally with butter. Press one dough ball into the center of the pan and roll out until it covers about 2/3 of the pan. Carefully stretch dough all the way around the pan, pulling it over the edge and pressing into place.
  5. Bake on the middle rack of a preheated 375°F oven for 10-15 minutes until golden brown. If baking more than one sheet at a time, rotate top-to-bottom and front-to-back halfway through. If baking one sheet at a time, be sure sheet pan is fully cool before prepping the next dough ball. Cool completely on a rack. Break into shapes and serve.