Za'atar crackers

3

PREP TIME

50 min

TOTAL TIME

3 hrs 35 min

* PLUS Serves: 4
Za'atar crackers

Za'atar spice blend and crackers. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

Za'atar is a fragrant Middle Eastern spice, and a delicious seasoning for chicken, fish or hummus. We've added to a pan of crisp homemade crackers for a savoury hostess gift.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour , (212 g)
  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour , (200 g)
  • 1/2 cup za'atar , (65 g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup cold unsalted butter , cut into cubes (150 g)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp flaky sea salt , such as Maldon

Instructions

  • STIR flours with za’atar and salt in a large bowl. Using your fingers, work butter into the flour until it becomes crumbly. Gradually add water, while stirring with a fork, until dough starts to come together. You may not need to use all of it. Divide dough into 4 portions and flatten into 5 × 2-in. rectangular bars. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • PREHEAT oven to 400F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. On a lightly floured counter, roll 1 bar of dough into a long rectangle, about 12 × 16 in. Dough will be very thin. Transfer to cookie sheet and prick all over with a fork. Beat egg with water, then lightly brush over dough. Sprinkle with salt.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until crisp, 7 min. Flip and continue baking, 4 to 5 min. Repeat with remaining dough. Let crackers cool, then break into large long pieces.

Make-Ahead Tip

Dough can be made up to 2 days ahead. Keep refrigerated.

Storage Tip

Crackers will keep well in a covered container at room temperature, up to 1 week.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 119,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 207 mg.
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