Homemade Sesame Crackers
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A simple and easy-to-make recipe from one of my favorites, Mollie Katzen's Moosewood Cookbook. You'll need a sifter, a pastry blender and perhaps some fun cookie cutters if you want cool shapes.
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- 1 cup whole wheat flour, plus more
- whole wheat flour, for kneading
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄4 cup plain yogurt
- 2⁄3 cup ice water
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease two cookie sheets with butter and set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix first four ingredients and then sift them two times with a flour sifter. To this dry mix, add yogurt, cutting it in with a pastry blender. Set aside.
- Melt butter in small saucepan and toast sesame seeds in butter until they start to smell nutty and get a bit browned. Add sesame seeds to dry mix and then ice water. Knead this mixture a bit, perhaps 20 strokes. If dough is still too sticky, add a handful of wheat flour until you can manage to roll it out on a flat surface.
- Roll to 1/8 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Poke many holes into each individual cracker with a fork.
- Arrange on cookie sheets with about 1/4 inch between each cracker. Bake for 10 minutes or starting to brown at edges. Cool on baker's rack.
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