Hot Crackers!

This is a cheap and simple recipe that will give you tasty, salty, slightly spicy crackers.

1 Cup Flour
2 tablespoons Earth Balance or Butter
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Water plus more as needed
Garlic Powder
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a food processor, combine the flour, Earth Balance, salt, and spices to taste (I put in a couple shakes of garlic powder, about five dashes Cayenne, and three dashes of pepper flakes). Pulse until well mixed (it'll still look like flour, but a bit more clumpy and darker in color). Add in about 1/4 cup of water and process. It'll probably be pretty loose still, so add water, about a teaspoon at a time, and pulse. Stop once it's cohesive but not sticky. If you haven't a food processor, just do the same thing in a bowl with a spoon. It won't be as easy, but it's not notably hard, either.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out your ball and flatten it with a rolling pin until it's quite thin, about the thickness of a pie crust. Transfer to a baking sheet, then lightly score with a knife so that you can break apart the crackers easily when done. Place in the oven for 10-12 minute until it's a light brown; don't remove too early or you'll get soft crackers. If you remove them too late, though, you'll have melba toast, which may or may not be a good thing. In any case, take them out and let them cool.


These fresh young fellows were made with Earth Balance and a 50/50 mix of white and wheat flour. I scored them before putting them on the baking sheet, which made the flattened dough impossible to transfer in one piece. So I broke them up before baking, which led to some getting carbonized while others were baked nicely. Nonetheless, all are quite tasty.

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