Thursday, October 24, 2013

Festive Bite Sized Spicy Crackers | Eggless Baking

Its that time of the year again when we are busy, busy, busy in the kitchen cooking up delicious festive treats. I mostly end up making fried treats in the run-up to the festivals. This year I am out of town and in India where it is incredibly hot!! So I am trying to make treats that involve less time in the kitchen. Baked Savoury Crackers are the perfect treat when you don't what to stand over the kitchen stove frying up Mathri or Nimkis. Prepare the dough in the cool environment of your dining room, cut the crackers and set them on a baking tray, set the timer and relax!!

I made two versions of this cracker - the first with cracked black pepper and sesame seeds, the second with garlic and paprika. Here I am posting the paprika and crushed garlic cracker recipe. Both came out very tasty and I had to share them immediately with you!! In fact they are so tasty that we are enjoying them as I type up this post with a hot hot cup of tea. Make these wonderful crackers this festive season - they make great edible gifts for sharing when you visit friends and relatives!!

1 cup all purpose flour
4 tbsp butter (salted)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp garlic (minced)
3-4 tbsp milk

  1. Sift the flour and salt together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the butter and rub it into the four using your fingertips.
  3. When it resembles breadcrumbs, add the minced garlic and the paprika.
  4. Stir, then add the milk one teaspoon at a time to make a soft and pliable dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 2 parts.
  6. Roll each into a ball. Take one, and roll it out to about a 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut into small squares. Prick each square with a fork.
  8. Place on a prepared cookie sheet and bake in a preheated at 350F for 15 minutes or until the edges just turn brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and repeat for the second batch.
  10. Cool completely before enjoying.

Good to Know
  • The dough should be soft but not sticky.
  • Since the crackers are small in size, they bake quickly. Keep an eye on them after 12 minutes as they will brown very fast.
  • When the crackers come out of the oven, they are slightly soft. They will firm up and become crispy once cool.

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