Recently, after a discussion with Marion about biscuits and crackers, I realised how many of them are imported. I’ve never been that fond of them anyhow. It might be better to eat cardboard but… it got me thinking about making a home made cracker biscuit which would have a lot more flavour and be more nutritious. Cracker biscuits haven’t always come out of boxes, have they?
Coincidently, on a recent trip to Sydney we were fortunate enough to attend one of the posh restaurants on the Woolloomooloo Wharf. At the end of the meal we were graced with a cheese board accompanied by rustic Lavosh Crackers. They were okay. I loved the idea, but the flavour was dull. I decided when I got home that I could make some of these and they would be better. So together these events inspired me to come up with something that can be made at home easily, is delicious and nutritious and looks a knockout on the cheese board.
And as promised Bronwyn, here is the Lavosh Crackers
This is how I do it.
Ingredients for the dough
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup bread flour
Mix the dry seed and seasoning ingredients together. Put 1 tablespoon of seed mix to 1 tablespoon of bread flour mix on clean beach or bread board. Set oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
DivIde the dough into 12 equal pieces. Take one of the rounds of dough and roll out thinly on the seed and flour mix. Continue in the same manner until all the rounds are done. It should be like a very thin pizza. 1-2 mm thick. Almost transparent.
Bake them on trays lined with baking paper for about 8 minutes, until golden and crisp on the edges. Cool on a wire rack. Break into uneven shards to serve. One thing I found interesting about this Lavosh is – it’s very satisfying. Maybe it’s the seeds! The Lavosh will keep for 2-3 weeks in an airtight container. If they become soft, refresh in the oven for a couple of minutes or in the microwave for about 45 seconds. Use anytime you would use a cracker biscuit 🙂