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Seedy Corn and Whole Wheat Crackers

December 5, 2014
by Cornelia Emlen
Serves: 4 gifts
Crunchy and flavorful, these crackers are wonderful to serve when you have company or to give as a gift with a chunk of your favorite cheese.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds (or a combination of your favorite seeds -- sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, flax, poppy)
  • ½ cup very finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons oil (olive, walnut, sunflower, canola)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 cup +/- cool water
Farmers To You Ingredients:
  • cornmeal, whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, sunflower seeds, walnuts, oil
Other Fresh and Pantry Ingredients:
  • salt, baking powder, black pepper, butter
Instructions
  1. Chop walnuts meats into tiny bits.
  2. Combine cornmeal, flours, salt, baking powder, pepper, seeds and walnuts in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Drizzle on oil and add cold butter. Work in with fingertips.
  4. Add water, a bit at a time, until dough just comes together. The dough should not be sticky. Do not overwork as this will toughen the dough.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Divide dough into 4 small chunks and let “rest” under a clean dishtowel for 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  7. Roll out one ball of dough at a time on a piece of parchment paper sprinkled with either a tiny bit of cornmeal or some seeds. Roll out as thinly as possible, ideally 1/16 of an inch. Use a fork to prick the dough all over. (Do not worry about the shape of the rolled out dough. Once baked, you will break it into pieces.)
  8. Place the parchment paper and cracker dough on a pizza stone or a cookie sheet. Bake for 4 - 6 minutes, flip over and bake for a couple more minutes. The crackers can easily burn, so stay nearby and don’t get distracted. I speak from experience!
  9. Remove from pan and let cool and then break into pieces.
  10. Serve with your favorite cheese of some parsnip hummus.