For years I’ve been in the habit of trying to recreate my favorite restaurant entrees and desserts at home. But in all of those years it’s never occurred to me to try to make my own crackers. I’ve just been begrudgingly handing over $3 to $5 a box, week in and week out. That all changed this weekend when I had a cracker baking extravaganza! While there were many successes that I’ll feature here over the next couple of months, I’ll start with sharing these Homemade Sesame Crackers.
Homemade Sesame Crackers:
- 1 cup white rice flour
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1½ teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon wasabi paste
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients (except for the sesame seeds) until dough starts to form clumps.
- Pull together the clumps with your hands until dough forms one ball.
- Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes.
- Roll the dough out until it's about 1 mm thick.
- Cut out into desired shapes.
- Place onto cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat or with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds onto crackers and then press gently into the crackers with an offset spatula.
- Pierce each cracker with a fork a couple of times.
- Bake on lower to middle rack of the oven for 8-9 minutes.
- Remove any that are done and continue to bake any that need more time for 1-2 minutes accordingly.
Pop of Flavor
When I asked my husband to give these a try, with a little cream cheese and sweet chili sauce, he was surprised by the “pop” of Asian flavors as he called it. I yield about 80 crackers when I cut them out into 1 1/2 inch rounds. A nice yield to serve at a gathering or to have a few servings around to snack on. I made my first batch on Friday and as of Monday morning they’re still as crispy and delicious as when I took them out of the oven, so I suspect they’ll be good for at least a week stored in a dry, air-tight container.
Serving Size: About 8 Crackers
Calories Per Serving: 133