Buttermilk-Cumin Crackers

  • Yield: Makes 60

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 1997

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • Coarse salt, for sprinkling
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray; set aside. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse flour, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, cumin, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal. With machine running, gradually add buttermilk; process until dough comes together and is moist.

  2. Transfer to a lightly floured surface. Allow to rest for 5 minutes. Roll until 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick. Sprinkle with coarse salt; roll to press salt into dough.

  3. Cut dough into 4-inch-long leaf shapes, or other desired shape. Transfer the leaves to ungreased baking sheets. Pierce each cracker liberally with a fork. Bake until hard, about 16 minutes. Transfer crackers to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight plastic container, at room temperature, up to 1 week.

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