November 14, 2011

Polly Want A Cracker?

Yesterday, I decided to venture into new territory- into the world of crackers! These babies are not as hard as they might seem! And they are delicious. I had a funny conversation with my brother-in-law as I was making them, though:

B.I.L: What are you making?
Me: Crackers!
B.I.L.: I didn't know you could make those things...
Me: Well, they have to get made somehow!
B.I.L.: Oh! I just thought the factory pumped them out...

Silly boys. 

Both the recipe and pictures come from: LoveFoodEat blog from this post. I was going to try to take pictures myself, but they wouldn't have turned out nearly as nice and delicious looking as these! Some people are food photographers, but I am not one of them! Here's the very simple and yummy recipe:

Chickpea Crackers

*250 grams of dry chickpeas (I used 1 cup of canned, drained chickpeas)
*1 cup whole wheat flour
*1 tsp salt
*1 tsp dried thyme (I did not have this, so I used dried rosemary- tasty!)

Soak dry chickpeas in water for 5-6 hours or overnight. Cook them with a pinch of salt till soft.
Drain all the water and mash the chickpeas well by hand or in a food processor.
Add the thyme and salt and mix well.
Now add the whole wheat flour little by little, enough to make hard dough. I used almost a cup.
Roll the dough between two cling films as thin as possible and cut into desired shapes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degree C for 25 to 30 minutes till golden and crisp.

Annnddd as an end note to this post, I would like to share with you a new band that I heard at the Civil Wars concert last night (who were AMAZING live, by the way! Wow. Enchanting.) But the opening band was called Milo Greene and they were also quite amazing. Normally you expect opening bands to be, well, not all that good- this band surpassed my expectation! Here's a sample:

I do have a funny story to tell about the concert, but I will save that for another day...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

You went to the civil wars?? oh i'm jealous. send me some crackers.

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