Smoked Sea Salt and Fennel Seed Crackers

Smoked Sea Salt and Fennel Seed Crackers

Smoked Sea Salt and Fennel Seed Crackers

(Makes approx 30 crackers)

4oz plain white flour
4oz wholemeal flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
35ml olive oil
Smoked salt (or regular)
Fennel seeds
Water

Mix the flour, baking powder and fine salt in a bowl. Add the oil and then enough water for the dough to come together. It shouldn’t be too sticky.¬†On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for around 5 minutes then cover and allow to rest (at room temp) for around 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough as thin as you can manage without it tearing and cut into desired shapes. Make indents all over each cracker with a fork and sprinkle with smoked sea salt and fennel seeds to your taste.

Transfer to a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake at 150C/300F/Gas2 for 20-30 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your crackers but they are ready when golden brown and crispy. Allow to cool on a rack or stuff them into your face right away like I did.

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23 thoughts on “Smoked Sea Salt and Fennel Seed Crackers

  1. These crackers look fantastic – I’d never have thought about making crackers from scratch! (Though I do have some spelt flour at home… hmmmm…..!)

    Did the seeds stick to the top of the cracker ok without the wash??

  2. Cynthia – It’s brilliant. And I’ve found it’s quite widely available too.
    Mark – I will be looking into that today, I had no idea there was such a huge world of salt out there!
    Serena – I’m so glad you made them! You didn’t dip them in the soup did you?! I think rustic is good for a cracker. It might be worth trying different flours too.

  3. Hey there! I made these yesterday, mine looked a bit more ‘rustic’ than yours (!) but turned out well. I even have some with me for lunch today! I’m now thinking of different toppings for the next batch….!

  4. AnneMarie- I love fennel too, although I think it is a bit like MArmite, you either love it or hate it.
    Sophie – Thanks for the tip, I’m already into spelt pasta so I’ll look out for the flour.
    LisaRene & Kalyn-I love the different salts too, although I know what you mean, the collection is starting to get a bit out of hand…..
    Jessica – Thanks! I know you are a master baker!
    Pixie – Thank you for subscribing. I’d be intererested to hear what you think if you get time to make any of my recipes.

  5. You made crackers? I really want to make crackers- I believe this is going to have to be top of the list of things to cook. Thanks for sharing. I’ve added you to my reader, so hopefully, I can one day go back through all your inspiring dishes.

  6. These look tasty!

    I’d definitely recommend trying out spelt flour (you can buy the doves farm brand in sainsburys). It adds a bit of extra nutty flavour to recipes – we’ve just had a pizza made with part plain flour, part spelt and it was really good

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