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Whole wheat crackers not crispy

July 13, 2011 - 5:49am -- shansen10

Several times I have made whole wheat crackers, based on a recipe in Piano Piano Pieno by Susan McKenna Grant:

1/2 c leftover sludge from capturing wild yeast (I use leftover sourdough sludge)

1/4 c sesame seeds

1/2 c WW flour

1/2 c AP flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp red chili pepper flakes

1/4 c poppy seeds

1/2 c flax seeds


1/2 c olive oil

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Mini Oven

Peter Reinhart's  Thin Wheat Crackers on p.291  in  Whole Grain Breads

My interpretation used Spelt Flour type 700 glatt (fine) with additional 30g flour to the recipe.

Twentyfour hour rest on the counter top before cutting into small shapes and making windowpanes.  Place on parchment and continue to thin out the crackers...  Keep a towel handy to wipe off oil.  If I do this again I will use two tablespoons less oil in the recipe.  I like mine without the salt wash, which does give the crackers a little more strength but the crunch is better without it.

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