Gourmet Cranberry Crackers

Double baked for that crisp perfection

Have you noticed these beautiful crackers at your nearest grocery store? I have been loving them lately and as healthy and as delicious as they are, they are at a very steep price of almost $7 for a small pack of crackers

So I decided to bake these at home. It is a long yet joyful process but Boy, are these Wonderful !! Costs less than 1/5th of what you end up paying at the store, SO worth it

The dough is a mix of All Purpose and Whole Wheat flour with Dried Cranberries, seeds, nuts, spices, rosemary and sugar, baked to a perfect tea cake, then thinly sliced to crackers and double baked. These crackers are just Perfect with your Cheeseboards, your morning/evening cuppa or as your mid morning snack

As I go back to obsessing over how amazing these turned out, I highly recommend you try them and surprise yourself. So without further ado, let’s dive into making these gorgeous crisp crackers

You’ll need:

Dry ingredients:

½ cup plain/all purpose flour

½ cup whole wheat flour

¾ th cup dried cranberries

¼ th cup sunflower seeds

¼ th cup pumpkin seeds/ any nuts of your choice walnuts/pecans/almonds/cashews

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

Spices: 1 tsp each of salt, pepper, dry rosemary, cinnamon, turmeric

Wet ingredients:

1 cup milk

¼ th cup sugar

¼ th cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions:

Let’s start by preheating the oven to 350F

Now in a bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients and spices thoroughly

Mix dry ingredients together with spices

In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients, Milk, Yog and Sugar

Now pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients bowl to form a batter

In a loaf tin, greased and lined with parchment paper, pour the mixture in

Pour in a loaf tin

Bake for 30-35 mins. To make sure its cooked through insert a skewer in the middle and make sure it comes out clean else bake for a couple more mins

Now cool the loaf on a cooling rack completely. Takes about 30-40 mins

Cool the loaf completely before freezing

Now wrap the loaf entirely in a cling wrap and freeze for atleast 2 hours

Freeze

After 2 hours, start by preheating your oven to 275F and using a serrated knife, thinly slice the loaf into ½ inch crackers

Place the thins on a baking tray, making sure these do not overlap each other. I used 2 medium trays for an entire batch of 3 dozen crackers

Now baked the crackers at 275F for 25 minutes and then bring them out and flip

Bake the other side for another 20 mins and you’ll see them turn golden brown

Once out, let cool so that they can develop a perfect crisp/snap

Crisp Perfection

Enjoy with a hot cup of espresso or with some Brie cheese and wine

Published by thekaritales

Self taught homecook, foodstylist, recipe developer, foodie, explorer and a media professional

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