The Accidental Flatbread

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May 29, 2011 // Baking, Food and Drink

Do you find yourself eating food just because it’s in front of you, even though you’re not really hungry? I do this ALL the time. Especially with snacks like arare, popcorn or chips and dip. My hips are not too happy about this.

I needed to use up some Greek yogurt and decided to make hummus. Since we didn’t have any chips or crackers to eat with the hummus, I attempted to make some.

They didn’t turn out bad, necessarily. I didn’t roll out the dough flat enough for all the crackers to have the same texture. Half of the crackers ended up being crispy and the other half came out with a slight chew to them, reminiscent of a flatbread. I happen to love flatbreads. The cracker recipe is fairly simple and uses ingredients that you may already have on hand. It can also be quite customizable. I’m thinking of trying out different flavor combinations of crackers. Cheddar and dill. Cinnamon and sugar. Sea salt and vinegar. What cracker flavors sound yummy to you?

Easy Cheesy Whole Wheat Crackers

Ingredients

  • (recipe from How Sweet It Is)
  • 1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour (I used all-purpose flour)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup warm water + 1-2 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese + more for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together, add parmesan cheese, then add oil and 1/2 cup water. Mix until a dough forms. Add additional water if needed.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and lightly flour.
  4. Roll dough out until very thin. Using a pizza cutter, draw lines cutting squares in the dough. The crackers will separate as they bake.
  5. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
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