24 November, 2011

Seaweed Sesame Crackers

My recent cravings for salty and savory foods, due to my intensive marathon training,  have brought me back to seaweed. These days, I can have seaweed as early as breakfast time.
As long as you have it, no matter when, it can only be good for you. Here are some facts: Seaweed contains the broadest range of minerals of any food. It contains considerable amounts of iron AND vitamin to make the body absorb it. Seaweed is anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anticoagulant, antithrombotic, and antiviral. A superfood, in other words.

I made my old, traditional seaweed salad, the salad that my husband thinks made me fall in love with him. I imagined that the dried wakame would be good in crackers too. Husband was already complaining about the almost empty bowl of crackers that he loves to tuck in to after work. My buckwheat almond crackers have been my most successful recipe so far. So I decided to throw the seaweed into those.

A true success. Even my daughter likes them as the seaweed only comes through as a subtle note. She didn't like the salad, which I didn't expect children to like. I am happy she like the crackers. I think one can never try enough get the kids used to GREEN edible foods. Mission completed: recipe successful, husband is feeling loved and daughter eating her green veggies. Now I just need to make sure I get my share. It was me, who was craving seaweed in the first place!

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SEAWEED SESAME CRACKERS

3/4 cup light buckwheat flour
1/2 cup almond meal
1/4 cup dried cut wakame seaweed
1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2-2/3 cup water

Yields ca. 25 crackers
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Preheat oven to 180C/375F. 

Combine flour, almond meal salt and dried seaweed in a food processor. Pulse until seaweed is finely chopped. Transfer to bowl. Stir in sesame seeds. Add water and knead until well combined. Cover the bowl and let sit for 10 minutes or so.
Between two sheets of parchment paper, roll out the dough as thin and even as possible. Remove top baking sheet. If the dough appears to tear apart, put the dough with both parchment papers in the freezer for a few minutes. Afterwards, it will be easier to tear of the top 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 20 to 30 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.

8 comments:

  1. I run too. I am amazed at your recipe. I love light, crisp and fresh crackers. Seaweeds are very nutritious, so I learned. Rich in Vitamins A,C, E, K and Minerals Folate, Calcium, Iron...and the list goes on and on. This post is a winner. Thanks for sharing! A must try!

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  2. I am loving these crackers. I've never made home made crackers before, but when I do, this will be the first one in line. They look soooo yummy! LOOOVE the addition of wakame! I never know what to use it for, other than miso soup and wakame salad. This is a great idea. I think I want to make some now. I'll see if I can squeeze them into this weekend's cooking plan. If not, they will definitely happen soon, very soon!

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  3. These look absolutely delicious! I've been searching for a an edible Christmas gift for my father's wife who does't eat gluten. These are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. You really have a knack with gf crackers! Love the idea of seaweed ones :-)

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  5. What a simple yet lovely looking recipe...i like seaweed mostly in noodles or wrapped around fish...but these are perfect for my teatime snack. On the subject of green veggies, i too just made a hidden veg pasta :D

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  6. Anja this recipe sounds so good! I really like seaweed and this sounds like a really good way to use them. Thank you for sharing :)

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  7. I can't wait to try these crackers! They sound great!

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