04 June, 2011

Herbed Chickpea and Sesame Crackers

Yet another recipe with chickpea flour. I am crazy about this stuff. I posted a similar chickpea cracker recipe before, but this one deserves an extra post.
Do you know hummus? Its main ingredients are chickpeas and sesame paste. I don't know why it didn't strike me earlier to combine these ingredients in the cracker too. So here we are: chickpea crackers with sesame seeds. Lots of sesame seeds. Black and white ones. The crackers go beautifully with the hummus. We eat both by the kilo these days. A light, vegan and gluten -free snack, yet filling. Bon appetit.
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HERBED CHICKPEA AND SESAME CRACKERS

1 cup chickpea flour (besan)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped

1 teaspoon olive or sesame oil
1/4 cup water

Yields about 20 (depending on size)
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Preheat oven to 175C/375F.

In a large bowl, sift together chickpea flour, salt, sesame seeds and thyme. Stir in oil, then ad the water. Knead until it becomes a supple dough. Add little more flour if too wet, or little more water if too dry. Form dough into a disc.
Between two sheets of parchment paper, roll out the dough evenly and as thin as possible, to 1/8 inch thickness (or less if you can). Remove top baking sheet. With a knife or cookie cutter, cut the dough into desired shapes. Poke each cracker with a fork to prevent puffing. Transfer onto baking sheet (with bottom parchment paper).
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool. Break crackers at pre-cut edges. Serve immediately or keep in open bowl (they tend to un-crisp in airtight containers).

13 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm sounds amazing! Will definitely try it
    Amazing photography too!!!

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  2. Wow. Similar to something my MIL makes but it has an Indian name I can't recall.

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  3. I just made them and they are lovely. Easy and quick to make, a great and healthy savoury snack,thanks!
    grtz, Linda/boeddhamum

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  4. Thanks, Linda, for your feedback. We are addicted to them.

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  5. I placed a link to your post on my blog!!
    thanks again for your great cooking ideas and photos
    grtz, Linda/boeddhamum

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  6. Thanks, Linda. Will make another batch of these right now.

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  7. Thank you so much for this recipe! I have to eat gluten free food and these make it so much easier. (I'll have to go trough your other posts too.)

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  8. I just made these, and they're great! I used all white sesame seeds, and toasted them beforehand. I used a tortilla press to make the crackers nice and thin, and cut each tortilla-round into 8 crackers. I can't wait to try some of the other cracker recipes you have posted on your site. I've been looking for good vegan cracker recipes, and this is perfect! Thanks!

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  9. Is there any replacement for the herb (Thyme)

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  10. You can omit the thyme altogether or subsitute it with other herbs (like rosemary).

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  11. These look gorgeous Anja. I might try these too using a tiny dollop of curry powder, might be nice? I like the idea of a spicy snack to serve with drinks. Thanks so much. xx

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  12. I bet flax seeds would be good in these too. I will have to give this recipe a try!

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