Homemade Everything Crackers
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Serves: about 100 crackers
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour, plus more to scatter on the counter
  • 1½ cups whole wheat flour (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons oil (olive oil, vegetable oil... see note)
  • 1 cup water
  • Toppings!! For Everything Crackers I Used:
  • poppy seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • pink sea salt
  • garlic flakes
  • onion flakes
  • ***the sky is really the limit with toppings and you only need enough to sprinkle on top of the dough***
  1. In a large bowl whisk together the flours, salt, and sugar.
  2. Add the oil and water.
  3. Stir until combined and then use your hands to get the dry bits off the bottom of the bowl and press them in. Knead the dough a little bit until it is smooth.
  4. Scatter flour on a clean work surface, preheat the oven to 450, and divide the dough in half.
  5. Press or roll the dough out onto the floured surface until it's about ⅛ of an inch thick. The crackers won't be crisp if they are too thick.
  6. Cut them however you like! I cut these into rectangles by cutting the dough into strips about 1" across and then cutting crosswise about 2" down. I've made squares, little circles-- it really doesn't matter. They will bake the same. Unless you get crazy and make huge pieces. If you do that it's on you.
  7. Repeat the process with the other half of the dough. SEE NOTE
  8. Lay the pieces on an ungreased baking sheet -- they don't spread so you can put them really close together. You can prick the crackers with a fork-- it will prevent the crackers from puffing up when they bake. I actually made a batch without pricking them and I kind of like the puffy crackers. It's up to you.
  9. Sprinkle little bits of water on all the crackers-- I use a little pastry brush and just barely wet it. Then sprinkle all your toppings on the damp dough.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes. The edges will start to brown a little. Let the crackers cool a little before serving.
#1- I made these a few ways-- I used half all purpose/ half whole wheat flour for the crackers in the photo. They are earthy and delicious. I also made them with all all-purpose flour-- LOVED them that way!! Do not use more than 50% whole wheat flour or it will really affect texture and taste.
#2- I also tried these using all olive oil, all vegetable oil, and using a blend. They were equally good all ways. Don't let a specific type of oil hinder you from making these!
Go crazy with toppings. You could make these sweet with cinnamon sugar. You could add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. You could make them spicy with chili flakes or by adding a dash of hot sauce to the dough. Be creative!
#3- I had really great results with this dough refrigerated. I found it easier to work with than straight after mixing. After dividing my dough in half, I rolled and baked half and refrigerated the rest for another day-- it worked really well!
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/homemade-everything-crackers/