Allspice Chronicles

Entertain like a Queen, Think Lean and Live Green! A personal collection of recipes,anecdotes,and good old fashioned advice…

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)

Share on Facebook
[`tweetmeme` not found]
Share on StumbleUpon
Post to Google Buzz
Bookmark this on Delicious
Bookmark this on Yahoo Bookmark
Bookmark this on Digg
Share on reddit

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

1 comment

  Next Post:

One Reply

  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!

Leave a Reply