Allspice Chronicles

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Cracker Bread

by Danica Waters

This is the perfect accompaniment to Black Bean Soup (or really almost anything, for that matter)…  I found this fantastic, super-easy and ridiculously crowd-pleasing recipe in a cookbook my sister-in-law gave me over 18 years ago.  This cracker bread is beautifully rustic, and can be topped with lots of different things to vary the overall flavor.  Favorites:  Toasted Sesame Seeds and Sea Salt, Roughly- Ground Rainbow Peppercorn and Sea Salt, Mrs. Dash (of the Yellow Variety) and Sea Salt.


How to make Cracker Bread:

¼ oz pkg active dry yeast

1 C warm water (105 – 115 degrees F)

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted

2 – ½ – 3 C all purpose flour

1 egg, slightly beaten

Course salt, pepper, sesame seed, or other spices to top

Heat oven to 400 degrees F.  In large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water.  Stir in sugar, 1 tsp salt, and butter.  Gradually stir in flour 1 cup at a time, using enough flour to make dough easy to handle.  Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, knead until smooth (5 min).  Divide dough into 4 equal portions; shape into balls.  Let rest 10 min; roll each ball into 12” circle.  Place on greased cookie sheets.  Brush with beaten egg; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and any other spices you desire.   Bake 10 – 15 min. or until lightly browned.   Cool completely on wire rack.  To serve, break into pieces.

(Adapted from the Land-O-Lakes Treasury of Country Recipes)

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Posted in Appetizers and Desserts and Breads by danica on March 1st, 2011 at 5:47 am.

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  1. Thanks for starting this. I am happy to know that I can access my favorite flavors online. I’m the lucky reader who can taste them out of your kitchen too. Looking forward to seeing you soon!


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