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20.1.12

BAKED CORN CRACKERS


Yesterday’s corn crackers got me all fired up and my excitement only grew as I made a whole batch today with 4 flavourings, garlic, lemon pepper, dill and grated parmesan. I mixed up the dough in four tiny batches. To make it easier to divide, I increased the olive oil from 1 Tbsp to 4 teaspoons. Every ingredient now divides by 4 with the exception of the water. But I figured it out; if you divide 2/3 cup water by four, it works out exactly 1/8 cup + 2 tsp. It was a bit finicky, but it was all worth it in the end. In the future even if I make it the same flavour, I will still divide the dough before rolling. It is much easier to roll it out in four parts. The major bonus being that a smaller amount is easily flips around, and then rolls easier and in the end, you get thinner crackers. The most important step is rolling out the dough as thin as possible. If the crackers are thick, they will be hard instead of crispy. I cut most of the dough with a pizza cutter and by far that was easiest. [Yesterday I used a ravioli cutter] Again, many thanks to Sissi and to Mr. Three Cookies: I saw the recipe first on With a Glass and Mr. Three Cookies is the father of the recipe. I made it for one of my girls; I hid the bowl she gets to take them home. Well OK, I will let Jim have a taste, but just a taste, because these are simply AMAZING~~~

1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup water
1 tsp of your choice of flavouring [I used dill, grated parmesan, lemon pepper and garlic powder]
4 tsp olive oil

• Preheat the oven to 400F.
• Combine ingredients in a bowl.
• Add the water gradually; you may not need all of it. You need just enough water to form a ball.
• Divide the dough and shape into four balls.
• Place one ball on a sheet of parchment paper and roll out the dough as thin as you can manage. Occasionally flip the dough, this makes for easier rolling. The dough will not stick [not unless you put in too much water]. Always roll from the middle in each direction.
• Slide the parchment paper onto a large baking sheet.
• With a ravioli or pizza cutter cut up the dough and slightly separate the crackers.
• Bake the crackers for 10 minutes or until they start getting a little colour. Beware these crackers can over bake in seconds.
 


the dill crackers

Half a batch 2 flavours

baked for 10 minutes

I rerolled the scraps

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