I was inspired to make these Sesame & Chia Seed Crackers after watching The Great British Bake Off. Before watching I hadn't thought of making crackers from scratch before, but it's actually really easy to do and by making them yourself you can customise the flavour to your own preference. I really love seeded crackers, particularly the texture and appearance. Plus chia seeds are so good for you, so it's nice to know there's something healthy in there!
For the full recipe with measurements, head to the recipe card at the end of this post.
How to make Sesame & Chia Seed Crackers
Start by putting plain flour, baking powder, salt, chia seeds and sesame seeds into a large mixing bowl. Stir the mixture together so the seeds are evenly spread out. Add the butter and rub the mixture together with your hands until it resembles breadcrumbs. Then pour in the cold water.
Mix it together until a dough forms. Shape it into a ball, cover it with cling film and chill it for 20 minutes in the fridge. Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper until it is 1-2mm thick.
Use a round cutter (mine was 6cm) to cut out the cracker shapes. The dough makes 34 crackers if you use a 6cm cutter. Place the cut out crackers onto the baking trays and prick them a few times each with a fork, and sprinkle coarse sea salt over them. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are golden around the edges. Leave to cool.
Once cool, the Sesame & Chia Seed Crackers are ready to eat straight away! Crackers are so versatile, you can put cheese or paté on them, dip them in hummus, or just smear some butter or cream cheese on top. These Sesame & Chia Seed Crackers are so yummy and moreish! They won't last long!
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Sesame & Chia Seed Crackers
- 200 g Plain flour
- 50 g Butter or baking spread
- ½ tsp Baking powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 15 g Chia seeds
- 15 g Sesame seeds
- 80 ml Cold water
- ½ tsp Coarse sea salt for sprinkling
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a few baking trays (or however many you own) with baking paper
- Add the plain flour, baking powder, salt, chia seeds and sesame seeds into a large mixing bowl
- Stir the mixture together with a wooden spoon so the seeds are evenly spread out
- Add the butter and rub the mixture together with your hands until it resembles breadcrumbs
- Make a well in the middle and pour in the cold water
- Mix together until a rough dough is formed. You may need to add a little more water if the mixture is too dry
- Do not over work the dough, just shape it into a ball, cover with cling film and chill for 20 minutes in the fridge
- Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper until it is 1-2mm thick
- Use a 6cm round cutter to cut out the cracker shapes, or you can use any size or shape of cutter you like
- Place onto the baking trays and prick the crackers a few times each with a fork. Sprinkle the coarse sea salt over them
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until they go golden around the edges. Cool on a wire cooling rack
- Store in an airtight container and eat within 5 days. Or freeze for up to 8 weeks