one of the things i love about living in the twin cities is that we have a really fantastic local food scene here. and through the wonders of the internet, i have been lucky to find local food bloggers that have quickly become some of my favorite blogs to read and learn from. today’s recipe comes from one of those blogs, Stephanie at Fresh Tart. i often drool over the lovely photos of the things she cooks for herself and her family. i never would have thought of making my own crackers, but when i saw this recipe on her blog – i was inspired. and turns out, homemade crackers are really tasty!
SUNFLOWER SESAME CRACKERS (found here)
1 c. raw sunflower seeds
1 c. raw sesame seeds
1 tsp. coarse salt plus more for sprinkling
3-4 Tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a food processor, process the sunflower seeds for 2-4 minutes or until very finely ground and flour-like.
Add the sesame seeds and pulse a few times, then slowly add the water (note: start with 3 Tbsp. of water, add more if necessary) until seed flour comes together in a thick dough.
Between two pieces of parchment paper, roll out the dough to 1/8″ thick (cracker thickness). Remove the upper piece of parchment. Lightly score the dough into desired cracker shapes. Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt (and/or other herbs/seasonings).
Bake until golden and crisp, about 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool thoroughly before gently breaking into pieces along score lines. Store in an air-tight container.