On the fourth day of Christmas The Pink Whisk sent to me…..Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers – perfect for your cheeseboard!
Makes 24 thick crackers.
300g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp onion salt
2 tbsps vegetable/sunflower oil
2 tbsps poppy seeds
30g parmesan cheese
Begin by adding the flour, baking powder, sugar and onion salt to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to mix them up well.
Add in the poppy seeds and blitz to mix up.
Turn on the processor and whilst running add the oil down the chute, then begin to add the water slowly until the dough comes together – you may not need all of it, you might need a little more!
Chill in the fridge again until completely firm.
Preheat the oven to 170c (fan)/190c/Gas Mark 5.
Cut out the crackers using a small round cutter and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Prick them with a fork and grate the parmesan cheese over the tops.
Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until golden and cooked right through – check by flipping them over and checking the middle of the base, if it still looks a little doughy bob them back in the oven for another couple of minutes. Remember, if you’re going for thin crackers they will take less time to bake!
Once baked allow to cool for a short while on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for upto one week, or freezer straight after baking if you want to make them well in advance. Once defrosted crisp up in a hot oven for a couple of minutes.
Parmesan and Poppy Seed Crackers
Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire