Homemade Flat Bread Crackers

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Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers: These flatbread crackers are easy to make at home, and so, so much better than store bought.  After one attempt you'll never want to go back to store bought again,  and you can easily change up the flavours with herbs.

Now, on to the homemade flatbread crackers. Yes, you can make your own crackers. And yes, they are worth it. This recipe is really quite easy, simple to change up flavour wise, and so, so yummy. My Irish, cheese loving (think Wallace and Gromit kind of cheese loving) besty gave them her stamp of approval, and I know you’ll love them too.

Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers: These flatbread crackers are easy to make at home, and so, so much better than store bought.  After one attempt you'll never want to go back to store bought again,  and you can easily change up the flavours with herbs.

So I was at a swanky cocktail reception, downtown about a month ago, and meandered over to their cheese board, like you do, and noticed the amazing hand made looking, artisan flatbread crackers and thought to myself, like every blogger does, I could make those. I found a great recipe and gave it a try. I’ve made them three times already, they’re that good. Perfect for a summer picnic. I packed them up with some cheese, nuts, dried fruit, red pepper honey, and individual bottles of sparkling wine for the perfect picnic. Perfect for your weekend?

Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers: These flatbread crackers are easy to make at home, and so, so much better than store bought.  After one attempt you'll never want to go back to store bought again,  and you can easily change up the flavours with herbs.

Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers: These flatbread crackers are easy to make at home, and so, so much better than store bought.  After one attempt you'll never want to go back to store bought again,  and you can easily change up the flavours with herbs.

Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers (adopted from Gourmet Magazine’s Rosemary Flatbread)

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil plus more for brushing
  • Flaky sea salt

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Method:

1. Preheat oven to 450°F with a heavy baking sheet on rack in middle.

2. Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add very coarsely freshly ground black pepper to taste and stir dry to incorporate. Make a well in centre, then add water and oil and gradually stir into flour with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.

3. Knead dough gently on a work surface 4 or 5 times. Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll out each piece into a rustic long baton shape. The dough should be very thin. Lightly brush top with additional oil and sprinkle with sea salt and a little more pepper. (Roll out dough on parchment and transfer sheet and all to the baking sheet, or just spray baking sheet with cooking spray and bake directly on baking sheet.)

4. Bake in batches, until flatbread crackers are pale golden and browned in spots, 8 to 10 min. Flatbread crackers can be made 2 days ahead and cooled completely, then kept in an airtight container at room temperature.

Cook’s Note: Substitute pepper for other flavouring. You might try fresh herbs like rosemary, or thyme, or some parmesan cheese, or try adding nuts or seeds. Use your imagination and enjoy!

Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers: These flatbread crackers are easy to make at home, and so, so much better than store bought.  After one attempt you'll never want to go back to store bought again,  and you can easily change up the flavours with herbs.

Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers: These flatbread crackers are easy to make at home, and so, so much better than store bought.  After one attempt you'll never want to go back to store bought again,  and you can easily change up the flavours with herbs.

Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers: These flatbread crackers are easy to make at home, and so, so much better than store bought.  After one attempt you'll never want to go back to store bought again,  and you can easily change up the flavours with herbs.

With Homemade Salt and Pepper Flatbread Crackers, life really is a party!

This post is linked up at Tatertots and Jello, and Whipperberry.

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