Originally Posted by NorthFLChick
I tried something new today, I made crackers. They turned out pretty good and I think this recipe might be fun to play around with using sesame seeds or dried herbs.
Sea Salt & Pepper Crackers
2 C AP flour
1 Tab sugar
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
2 Tab. chilled butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 C milk
additional salt & pepper is desired
* Preheat oven to 450*
* Blend flour, sugar, salt, pepper
* Add pieces of chilled butter & mix until the butter is no longer discernible in the mixture (easiest to do with your fingers)
* Add milk & mix until the dough comes together
* Turn dough onto floured board & knead 5-6 minutes
* Shape into ball & cut in half
* Roll out dough on baking sheet as thinly as possible. Repeat with other half of dough on 2nd baking sheet.
* Sprinkle with additional sea salt & pepper if desired
* Prick dough with fork & score with pizza wheel into serving size pieces
* Bake 10-12 minutes, rotate pans halfway through baking time
* Take out of oven & let rest on pans for a few minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely
* Break apart on the score lines if necessary (easier to do once they have cooled, then they are crisper)
I found it easier to roll the dough out on the back of the baking sheets, otherwise the sides got in the way of the rolling pin. You want to roll these very, very thin.
I added the optional salt & pepper this time but next time, I'd just add the optional salt...mine were peppery!
These were very easy to make, came together fast and didn't need any special ingredients.