Although dad has a sweet tooth, he also seriously enjoys his cheese so for dessert after Father’s Day lunch, I prepared a cheese platter. To mix it up a little, I decided I’d give making the water crackers myself a go. They were extremely easy to make and despite their not-so-pretty appearance, tasted great and were extremely moreish. I found it hard to stop eating them. With only four basic ingredients, they’re also very economical.
The biscuits are made of flour, salt, olive oil and water.
Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl then make a well in the centre.
Pour the olive oil and water into the well in the centre. As the recipe only called for 2 tablespoons of olive oil, I used the best I had.
Use a knife to cut through the mixture until it all comes together.
Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it until it all comes together. Roll the dough out as thinly as possible then cut it into shapes. My circles didn’t turn out very well so I ended up just cutting the dough which had a much better result. They look much more rustic and home made if you mix up the shapes.
Lay the shapes out on the lined tray. They don’t spread so you can put them pretty close together.
Prick the crackers with a fork or skewer and bake in a 180C fan-forced oven for about 12 minutes or until they turn golden.
Transfer the crackers to a wire rack to cool then store them in an air-tight container until it’s time to serve them.
Jindi triple cream brie is my favourite brie at the moment, so tasty. I can’t go past Mersey Valley cheddar either. It was the first time I’ve had Castello blue but it was delicious with a little hint of sweetness.
Serve the crackers with a selection of cheese. Enjoy!
Water crackers – recipe from Foodlovers
makes about 40-50 depending on size
- 200 g flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 100 ml cold water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Pre-heat the oven to 180C fan-forced and line an oven tray with baking paper.
Combine the flour and salt together in a large bowl and make a well in the centre.
Pour in the water and the olive oil and using a knife, cut through the flour until everything is combined.
Turn the dough onto a very lightly floured surface and knead until it is smooth.
Roll out the dough as thinly as possible then cut into whichever shapes you like.
Place the shapes on the lined tray and prick them several times with a fork or skewer.
Bake the biscuits for about 12 minutes or until they turn golden.