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 Sea Salt & Rosemary Crackers
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Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Apr 26 2018 :  10:56:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This week, I decided to play with a new cracker rendition. This time, I set out to make a crisp, savory cracker. The majority of the dough is counter mother, and then I added a lot of fresh rosemary, honey, and sea salt. Then I added flour until the dough was soft, but I knew I'd be able to roll it out easily. Here are a couple pictures of the process.

Here's the dough before proofing.




And here it is 1 1/2 hours later, after proofing.




I divided it in to 12 pieces.




Then I started rolling dough. The trick here was to get the dough really thin--almost to the point that it's paper-thin.




I experimented with various methods, sizes, and oven temperatures. When I cut them into small squares, many of them puffed up like little pillows. Unfortunately, the crackers in the center cooked faster than the ones on the outside. I also tried cutting the dough into 4 long strips, but the edges really curled in during baking. I tried pressing them by placing a baking sheet on top of them during baking, but the crackers didn't cook to crisp perfection this way.




Finally, what I found worked best, was cutting a sheet of dough into 6 rectangles, lightly brushing it with olive oil, sprinkling it with flake salt and baking at 400F.




I want to experiment with at least one more type of flour, and then I will type up an official recipe.

Ashley Ogle

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Sara
Paris TX
USA

Posted - Apr 26 2018 :  11:29:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, I want to make these crackers as soon as my new rosemary plants grow to harvesting size. Ashley the crackers look delish.

Lord put your arms around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.
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Ashley
288 Posts
Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Apr 26 2018 :  12:55:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you! They're really simple to make, just a little time juggling baking sheets. I was so happy that there was rosemary in full bloom in MaryJane's greenhouse. So pretty!

Ashley Ogle
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Nelle
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Janelle
Millersburg Ohio
USA

Posted - Apr 26 2018 :  2:09:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ive always wanted to try making homemade crackers! I will look forward to trying these when you share the recipe!

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PaneCreatore
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Janet
Iowa
USA

Posted - Apr 26 2018 :  2:30:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those look like the perfect snack Ashley. Look forward to your further experimentation and recipe. Thanks for sharing.

"Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts." -James Beard
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Ashley
288 Posts
Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Apr 27 2018 :  08:41:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm looking forward to testing this recipe with a second flour. A nice change of pace from cinnamon rolls. :) These were pretty dangerous on the kitchen counter with the lid to the container left open...

Ashley Ogle
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Ashley
288 Posts
Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - May 11 2018 :  09:16:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday, I posted a recipe for these crackers using white flour and Einka under wild Bread, Book II Recipes. These crackers are truly delicious. I thought the white-flour crackers had excellent flavor, and was blown away by the flavor of the crackers made with Einka flour.

Ashley Ogle
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