Homemade Salty Crackers (vegan) / Slani krekeri (veganski)

I’m one of those people who can be quite ambivalent to sweets. But when it comes to salty snacks, put a bowl of chips in front of me and see them disappear faster than you can properly pronounce Eyjafjallajökull.

Therefore, these homemade salty crackers are my crack. They’re super easy to make and can keep in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple of weeks. That is, if you by any chance forget about them and don’t polish off the whole tray immediately. Also, they’re on a healthier side of spectrum than your regular store-bought chips, crackers and related products, so you can feel less guilty about you snacking frenzy. Just saying!

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields about 50 crackers / 0.50 EUR)

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

1 cup finely ground sunflower seeds (0.13 EUR)

2 tbsp ground flax seeds (0.07 EUR)

1 tbsp sesame seeds (0.07 EUR)

1 tsp salt (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp cumin (0.07 EUR)

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper (0.02 EUR)

Pinch of baking powder (0.01 EUR)

4 tbsp sunflower seed oil (0.05 EUR)

4-5 tbsp water (–)

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METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 170°C. In a bowl, mix together flour, ground sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, salt, cumin, pepper and baking powder. Add in the oil and about three tablespoons of water. Mix everything well until a shaggy dough forms and as needed, add the remaining water bit by bit until the dough holds together. Using your hands shape the dough into a flat disk and place it between two sheets of parchment paper. Roll the dough out into a thin sheet, remove the top parchment and cut into rectangles. If desired, you can sprinkle the crackers with a bit more salt, which isn’t necessary, but is highly suggested.

I’ve made these a few times so I can confirm that the crackers won’t expand, so there is no need to space them out. Simply carefully transfer the whole sheet of parchment with cut crackers on a large flat baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes. My first attempt of making these (as seen on pictures) involved shaping the dough into a log, refrigerating, cutting into thin coins and then rolling out into even thinner disks, which not only proved to be super laborious, but completely unnecessary.

Once the crackers are done and golden brown, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely on a baking tray before storing in an airtight container at room temperature. Just don’t put them in the fridge because they’ll end up soggy.

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Ja sam jedna od onih osoba koja može biti skroz ambivalentna prema slatkišima, ali zato stavite ispred mene zdjelu čipsa i samo gledajte kako ju počistim prije nego uspijete ispravno izgovoriti Eyjafjallajökull.

Naravno, ovi su krekeri moj crack. Jako ih je lako za napraviti, a u hermetički zatvorenoj posudi na sobnoj temperaturi mogu držati tjednima. Pod uvjetom da slučajno na njih zaboravite i ne sljuštite odmah cijeli protvan. Također, ipak su na zdravijoj strani spektra od tipičnih kupovnih čipseva, krekera i srodnih proizvoda, pa se možete osjećati manje krivima jer ste se zanijeli sa grickanjem. Samo kažem.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 50-tak krekera / 3,66 kn)

1 šalica glatkog brašna (0,50 kn)

1 šalica fino mljevenih suncokretovih sjemenki (1,00 kn)

2 žlice mljevenog lana (0,50 kn)

1 žlica sezama (0,50 kn)

1 žličica soli (0,01 kn)

1 žličica kima u zrnu (0,50 kn)

¼ žličice svježe mljevenog crnog papra (0,15 kn)

Prstohvat praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

4 žlice suncokretovog ulja (0,40 kn)

4-5 žlica vode (–)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 170°C. U zdjeli pomiješajte brašno, mljeveni suncokret, lan, sezam, sol, kim, papar i prašak za pecivo. Dodajte ulje i oko tri žlice vode, pa dobro sve promiješajte dok se ne oformi labavo tijesto. Po potrebi malo po malo dodajte ostatak vode dok se tijesto ne drži skupa. Rukama formirajte tijesto u disk i stavite ga između dva lista papira za pečenje. Razvaljajte u tanku plahtu, maknite gornji papir i izrežite tijesto u kvadratiće. Ako želite, posipajte krekere sa još mrvicom soli. Ovo nije nužno, ali je apsolutno preporučljivo.

Ja sam ove krekere radila već nekoliko puta i mogu vam reći kako se oni neće uopće raširiti dok se peku, tako da ih nema potrebe razmicati. Jednostavno pažljivo preselite list papira sa narezanim krekerima na ravni veliki protvan i pecite 20-25 minuta. Prvu turu krekera koju sam ikada napravila (a koja je i tu na slikama) radila sam tako da sam prvo tijesto formirala u kladu, onda ohladila, pa narezala na tanke novčiće, pa na kraju još tanje razvaljala u diskove. To se sve pokazalo ne samo užasno dugotrajnim, već i apsolutno nepotrebnim.

Kada su krekeri pečeni i zlatno-smeđi, izvadite ih iz pećnice i ostavite da se skroz ohlade na protvanu. Onda ih preselite u hermetički zatvorenu posudu i čuvajte na sobnoj temperaturi. Nemojte ih ni slučajno stavljati u hladnjak jer će se razgnjecati.

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Homemade Salty Crackers (vegan) / Slani krekeri (veganski)

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