This weekend we found ourselves overstocked on hummus and completely out of crackers -- a very sad situation indeed. Not wanting to drive to the store, I decided to make my own homemade wheat crackers. We like things spicy around here, so I kicked them up with some cayenne, but that's a totally optional ingredient. Here's the full recipe:
Homemade Wheat Crackers
(Adapted from AllRecipes.com; makes about 35 crackers)
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup water
sea salt, for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, stir together white whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. cayenne powder. Slowly mix in olive oil and water and stir just until dough comes together.
Place the dough on a long sheet of parchment paper. Roll out into very thin (almost as thin as the paper) rectangle (or as close as a rectangle as you can get!).
Cut the dough into squares and sprinkle with sea salt.
Carefully transfer the dough (still on the parchment paper) to a large baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350°F until evenly browned. Some thicker crackers (such as those in the center) may need to go back into the oven for 5 minutes or so to full crisp up.
Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.