Since it’s Plastic Free July and so many people are really getting into it I thought I would share this great cracker recipe that I use all the time. I can’t claim it as my own, nor do I remember who to say thank you to but from memory, it was adapted from a Donna Hay recipe and shared a thousand times over on the internet. You can put your own mark on it and change it to suit your own tastes.
All these ingredients can be purchased from the bulk bins section of your supermarket or try places like Bin Inn or your local health food store. Use your own bags and then you won’t be stuck with plastic wrappers. I think you will be converted after trying them as well and never go back to eating packet crackers ever again. They really are divine.
- 1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds
- 1/4 Cup Linseeds aka (Flaxseeds)
- 1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
- 2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup Spelt flour
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/3 Cup of Olive Oil
- Dried herbs of your choice for sprinkling. (Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano etc. My favourite is Cumin seeds. YUM!!
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Line a tray with baking paper.
Place all seeds, salt, and spelt flour into a large bowl, stir to combine. Add the water and oil and mix to form a wet dough.
Divide the dough in half. Place one-half of the dough onto the prepared tray and cover with an extra piece of baking paper. Carefully roll out with a rolling pin to roughly 3mm thick. Sprinkle with salt, and dried herbs of your choice.
Using a sharp knife cut lines to make the crackers, this will make it easy to snap once they are cooked.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and crisp. Cool on a wire rack, and store in an airtight container if they are not all eaten first.
Repeat steps with the next batch of dough.
**(If you don’t want your crackers to have whole seeds in them, pop them into a stand mixer and give everything a quick mix, (my mum does this and they come out really well).**
Plastic package free crackers. These crackers will keep in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.
What are you making from scratch this Plastic Free July?