I decided to combine these two recipes into one because they go so well together.  I've wanted to try homemade crackers for a while now but avoided it thinking that it was going to be difficult.  WAY WRONG.  SUPER EASY.  The possibilities and varieties are endless and can't wait to experiment a bit more.

Definitely going to make this several more times.  It's low fat and very tasty, and it goes great with friends.

 

 

 

 

For the Crackers

3 Cups All Purpose Flour (Feel free to mix and experiment with different flours for unique tastes)

2 tsp. Sugar

2 tsp salt

1 tsp dried thyme

1 Cup Water

4 TBSP Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 450.  Mix all ingredients in a mixer with a paddle attachment until the dough is well formed and has picked up all of the flour in the bowl.  Separate the dough into 2 balls.

Either roll out the dough into rectangles or use a Pasty roller set on the widest setting.  If using a pasty roller you will want to flour both sides each time it goes through the roller.



Line baking tray with parchment paper and move the rectangles to the pan.  If rolling by hand, roll the dough onto the parchment paper and then transfer to baking tray.

Roll out the rest of the dough the same way and place next to first rectangle or new pan.  It's ok to have edges touching.  With a pizza cutter cut out your crackers in a rectangle or triangle pattern.  With a fork make several pricks into the dough to keep it from rising.

Brush with water, olive oil, or egg whites.  Top with your desired topping such as herbs, seeds, black pepper, salt, cayenne, curry, BE CREATIVE.

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and crispy.  Let cool on a rack.



For the Hummus

1 16 package frozen Green peas, thawed and drained.

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

2 TBSP Lemon or lime juice

2 tsp. salt

Pepper

Puree everything together in a food processor.  This is good as a smooth puree or a little chunky.  Thin with additional lemon juice if needed.   Taste test and add more salt if necessary as this will depend on the sweetness of the peas which can vary.

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