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About this recipe: Standard cracker for serving with cheeses, chutneys, etc. Impressive but easy!

Vanilla Eyes

Serves: 36 

  • 250ml hot water (45 degrees C)
  • 2 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 375g plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cracked black pepper

Prep:45min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:30min rising  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Combine water and yeast. Let rest 5 minutes.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon salt, flour and 4 tablespoons olive oil to yeast mixture. Mix together to form a dough. Place in a bowl and brush with more olive oil. Allow to rise in a warm place for approximately 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  3. Punch down and form into 12 balls. Using a pasta machine roll each ball into a thin sheet. Brush each with egg and sprinkle 3 with poppy seeds, 3 with salt, 3 with pepper and 3 with sesame seeds. Cut each strip into triangle shapes and bake at 200 C / Gas 6 until light brown, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Store in an air tight container.

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Just tried this tonight, am on a 3 month advanced cookery course and these will be featuring in my showcase canapes! I don't have a pasta machine at home so I followed the recipie,with the addition of light kneading/knocking back for 3 mins after proving and rolling very thin to pasta sheet consistency worked for me. I only had sesame seeds in so used a variety of toppings on each of the 12 bits of dough each of which I shaped differently - toppings from the store cubpoard - herbes de provence, dried chopped chives, paprika, sea salt, black pepper from a grinder, and a dried preparation of flowers and salt I had. Shaved parmezan might work too. AMAZING results. The best shapes seemed to be angular - rectangles, squares, triangles. I tried stars and rounds and these never seemed to crisp the same way. Very Easy, Extremelly Cheap! Excellent results. Thank you! - 25 Feb 2012

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