Friday, July 29, 2011
These days there are so many more choices for crackers. But the fancier the cracker the higher the price tag. I see those flatbread crackers and they are charging four or five dollars for a tiny package of what is, essentially, dried bread. So this isn't a recipe as much as a tip for easy to make crackers using lavosh from the grocery store. The lavosh I used was from Whole Foods but Trader Joe's sells it as well - what I like about the lavosh from these stores is that it comes in nice even rectangles. The lavosh at the Middle East market, while more authentic, comes in very large, oddly shaped sheets and tends to be a little thinner and not as durable for a cracker. You can bake these in one large sheet and then break them in to rustic, free form shapes or you can embrace your inner Virgo and cut them into a more uniform size. For my book club the other night I cut them using a patterned craft scissor to create a scalloped edge (I keep all kinds of non-kitchen items in my kitchen)
like this. Then it's a matter of adding whatever seasoning you like - I did one batch of sea salt and cracked pepper, one with gomasio (sea salt and sesame seeds) and one with Greek seasoning. Bake at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes (but watch your first batch carefully just in case to figure out what is right for your oven and baking sheet). Then cool on a rack.