we are constantly trying to spend less and make more, it goes with the territory of a) living in the middle of nowhere and b) not having any money. Always trying to improve the way in which we do things, maximising efficiency and being more and more organised.
Sunday’s has become the baking day, and wanting to make use of the bread oven being fired up I decided to try and make some crackers, wanting to leave the white flour for bread making, I found a recipe for crackers made with gram flour, very easy to make and quick to bake, a tasty snack and relatively healthy
Not sure deviating from original recipe worked but we have to try these things, these ones had fennel, caraway and pumpkin seeds but husband said they reminded him of a toothpaste I used to buy…nice, I don’t care I like them, so I’ll eat them all. Here’s the recipe:
150g gram flour
2 tbsp ground flaxseed or other seeds ( I have a mixed load I made with sunflower/pumpkin and flax)
1/8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp thyme
2 cloves garlic, crushed
60ml water (or more, as needed)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until a dough forms. Add a bit more water or chickpea flour as needed to get a workable dough. Sandwich the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out – try to get them as thin as possible, about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Cut into 1″x1″ squares, poking holes in each cracker to prevent them from puffing. Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes, until the edges are starting to brown and the crackers are firm.
The focaccia is a meal in itself, top it off with whatever you like, slice in two and fill with cheese, or not depending on what you have, it’s like pizza, only fluffier and traditionally square not round, but who cares about that…
husband also made some naan bread to go with our vegetable curries last night, all very delicious