Cookies & Crackers · Good Food · Halloween

Salty Crackers – You get to name them!

Should these be ‘Boo!’ crackers, or just plain ‘Salty crackers’? Help me pick a name for these tasty little crackers.

I chose a darker flour as part of my blend, since it is Halloween, and with things being spooky, it adds to the fun.

I had a bit of fun with words, as you can see. I tried out letter cutters, and they look great on the baked crackers.

I love using different flours, when I can get my hands on them.  Black rice flour is becoming a favourite of mine, and I do love the purpleish-brownish-charcoal colour that it gives to baked goods.  It is just so different from all that pretty white looking stuff! Black rice also has sooo many health benefits.

According to studies, these are the benefits of black rice:

  1. High in antioxidants
  2. Prevents inflammation
  3. Rich in iron
  4. High in fiber
  5. Helps to treat diabetes

Plus, it is tasty!

Salty Crackers (Gluten free, Nut free, Corn free, Soy free, Oat free, Egg free)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup of gluten free flour (*my blend)
  • 3 Tablespoons of ground flaxmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground sea salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of dried spice or  herb (I used rosemary)
  • 3 Tablespoon of margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup of warm filtered water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of honey

*My blend: millet flour, black rice flour, tapioca starch and potato starch

 

Cracker ingredients
Cracker ingredients

Directions:

Oven temperature: 180C/355F

Baking time: 15 minutes

  1. In a medium sized bowl, sift the flours
  2. Add salt and spices or herbs and flaxmeal
  3. Mix in the butter/margarine
  4. Add the water and mix until well combined
  5. Flatten the dough onto a baking tin, lined with greased waxpaper
  6. Cut the shapes or lines that you prefer
  7. Decorate with words or designs (optional)
  8. Sprinkle a little cracked (not finely ground) sea salt over (optional)
  9. Bake in a preheated oven, at 180C/355F, for 15 minutes, or until done (they will look crisp and pull away from the sides)
  10. Carefully cut through again, and place on a wire rack to cool
  11. Enjoy them plain, or with cheese or topping of choice, or a nice dip

Step 1 - place flours, salt, spices or herbs, flaxmeal into a bowl and stir

Step 1 – place flours, salt, spices or herbs, flaxmeal into a bowl and stir

Step 2 - Add the margarine, mixing well
Step 2 – Add the margarine, mixing well

 

 

Step 3- Add water to make the batter creamy
Step 3- Add water to make the batter creamy
Steps 4&5- Flatten in a tray and cut lines
Steps 4&5- Flatten in a tray and cut lines
Add words, or leave as they are
Add words, or leave as they are

Enjoy!

So, what do you think these should be called?

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