Thursday, 4 October 2007

Poppyseed Crackers

This is a Veganisation of a recipe out of a very old Alison Holst book, I've had mixed results getting the dough in a state to be rolled out, depending on the type of flour and the type of oil I used, it seems to work best with white flour and ricebran oil. If the dough seems really crumbly, try adding in more oil instead of water.
The recipe makes a lot of crackers, but I've never had them last long enough to go stale, they get scoffed down very quickly!

Poppyseed Crackers

2 cups flour Or GF baking mix
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp poppyseeds
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup plus 1-3 Tbsp cold water

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together, and then stir in poppyseeds. Add the oil and stir through with a fork until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Slowly mix in the first 1/2 cup of water, adding more by the tablespoon until a firm dough is achieved. The dough should be stiff but not crumbling.
Roll out very thinly and cut into shapes either with a knife or biscuit cutters (they expand upwards but not outwards when cooking). To rework the scraps, pile them up and re-roll, don't try to squash them back together.
Bake on a baking paper lined tray for 11 mins at 180c fanbake or 190c for up to 15 mins without fanbake - crackers are cooked when they have coloured to a light honey.
Store in an airtight container as soon as they go cold or they will go soft.


  1. Oh cool, will definitely try this one out, I've wanting to do crackers. Not sure how the gf flour will work, but a good chance to find out lol. One note where you've got cornflour as an ingredient - you'll need to make sure , maybe as a * as a footnote that if it's for GF that they need to make sure the cornflour is made from corn and not wheat.

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