Friday, 16 January 2015

Poppy Seed Crackers

Heat oven to 180 degrees C/160 degrees C fan) Gas Mark 4


200g/3 1/2 oz Self raising flour
25g/1 oz chilled and cubed butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
2 tblsp cold water

These crackers can be made up to two weeks ahead

Prepare a baking sheet by lining with baking parchment
Put Self Raising flour cubed butter salt and poppy seeds into a food processor and blitz until the mixture resembles find breadcrumbs.  Add cold water and pulse to make a soft but not sticky dough (add some more water if mixture too dry).

On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough until it is 2mm thick then cut 6cm/2 1/3 inch squares re-rolling trimmings as necessary (You may need to cover and let trimmings rest for ab out 5 minutes before re-rolling.

Place on the lined baking sheet no need to leave space between the crackers and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the crackers feel dry (they ay still feel soft but will harden up when cooling).  Transfer to a wire rack and leave until completely cool.  Makes about 24 crackers.

Serve with Pan De Higo, some cheddar, some Cranbrillo

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