Thursday, May 20, 2010

Whole Wheat Sesame Crackers

Whole Wheat Sesame Crackers 
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup yogurt
Scant 2/3 cup ice water
kosher salt (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Toast sesame seeds in small pan over med-high heat, watching and shaking pan so they do not burn.  Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder.  Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter and yogurt.  Add toasted seeds to the batter.  Mix in the ice water, kneading lightly. 

Roll dough to 1/8 inch thick; any thicker will make the crackers tough rather than crisp.  Cut with pizza cutter to the size you want.  Prick all over with a fork.  Sprinkle with kosher salt if using.   Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes, or until lightly brown.  Cool on a rack.