One of my favorite things to do with my husband is to make homemade crackers. We have a tag team system where I make the dough, he rolls it out and I apply the final toppings. Then we watch a movie while we wait for them to bake, savoring the aroma that wafts through the house. It’s a really cozy way to have a date at home on a cold and rainy night. 🙂
Our Favorite Tomato, Oregano and Parmesan Crackers
1 cup and 1 tablespoon whole-wheat pastry flour
¾ cup and 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon tomato paste
½ cup and 2 tablespoons water
Grated Parmesan and dried oregano for sprinkling on top
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients together except for the Parmesan and oregano. (I find that kneading it together with my hands is a bit messy, but it works the best.) Then roll out little pieces of the dough as thinly as possible on a lightly floured surface. Place the very thin dough in a single layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. (This will make enough crackers to cover about 6 baking sheets, so we do them in a few separate batches.) Sprinkle the crackers with a little grated Parmesan and dried oregano to taste. Bake for 12-18 minutes, depending on how thin you were able to make the crackers and depending on your oven. (Just watch them very closely because they are easy to burn.) They are done when they are golden and crispy.
I hope you like them as much as we do!