I like crackers, my kids like crackers, my husband like crackers, and I used to make homemade crackers. Before we went gluten free.
Since going gluten free, I've tried so many cracker recipes, and they all have their big down sides. Rice flour based ones end up being really hard and sharp, so much so that they hurt your jaw and can cut your gums, and other ones are too sticky or too much work.
But I persevered, and finally I found a gluten free cracker recipe that I modified to suit our needs, that not only is easy to make and with simple ingredients, it also tastes good and has a good texture.
These easy buckwheat crackers.
I've made them plain, as garlic crackers, onion crackers, sesame crackers, etc... The flavor options are limitless.
I highly suggest you give these a try.
And if you're not a gluten free person, and your goal is just to save money, try out my homemade crackers made with wheat.
2 cups buckwheat flour
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1. Mix the buckwheat flour with the oil and salt and half the water.
2. Add more water bit by bit until you have a good, uniform, non sticky dough to work with. Add extra water or flour as necessary.
3. Divide the dough in half, and roll out each part of the dough on one sheet of parchment paper. Roll as thinly as you can manage.
4. If using flavorings or toppings like sesame seeds, sprinkle them on, and then press them into the dough with the rolling pin.
5. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into squares or rectangles.
6. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 or until browning and crispy. Be careful not to over bake or they will burn.
Enjoy however you enjoy your crackers. Try topping them with hummus or roasted eggplant salad.
Are you a cracker fan? What is your favorite type of cracker flavoring? What is your favorite way to eat crackers?
If you're gluten free, have you made homemade crackers before? How did you make them? How did they come out?
If you're not gluten free, have you made homemade crackers before? Do you prefer store bought crackers or homemade?