Monday, January 16, 2006

Artisan-Shmartisan Crackers

By George, I think we've got it.

After 5 attempts over the last week, I think this recipe is close-ish to the $4-5/box version of Artisan Crackers. The beauty of this recipe is that a) it consists of stuff you already have on hand, b) it's mind-numbingly simple and takes less than 10 minutes to whip up plus 20 min in the oven, and c) it costs less than 50 cents to make (not 50 cents per cracker but <50 cents for the entire batch of 12-15 2" there Essential Baking Co!).

In-house Taste Tester's thumbs-up conclusion: "Needs brie."

¾ cup flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1½ tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup water

Heat oven to 375. Mix together flour, salt and rosemary. Pour in the olive oil and water and mix until a nice ball forms. Flour a surface and roll the dough out as thin as you can, and place it on a sprayed baking sheet (the rolled out dough should cover most of the sheet...see below). Use a big knife to score/cut the dough into the cracker size you want. Optional: brush lightly with olive oil. Bake for about 20 minutes.

I'm sure this is easy to modify to taste, e.g. swap spices, add pepper, add parmesan, etc. If anyone tries and/or modifies these, please report opinions and results!

1 comment:

dunsany said...

This is what she does instead of her homework.