Today it’s all about how to make crackers, and I have a video showing you how to make them as well! When it comes to homemade crackers, it’s important to know how to make these step by step.
Making your own crackers is even better than store-bought. I don’t think you can even appreciate these crackers until you’ve made them for yourself.
I remember the first time I ever made these crackers, it was a huge hit. I was out of crackers and decided that I wanted to make them.
Boy, am I glad that I made the decision to make them. It’s easier than you ever thought and way better than store-bought.
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How To Make Homemade Crackers
The next time you’re in the mood for crackers as a snack, or want them for one of your meals, make these homemade crackers. These crackers will be the hit of the night at the dinner table.
The best part is that you have a new tool to help you make something homemade in your own kitchen. You’ll be so glad you did this!
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper and set aside. Grab a medium-sized bowl and place the flour in the bowl.
Add the sugar, salt, olive oil, and water to the flour in the bowl. Mix until it’s ready to knead on the counter.
It takes very little kneading. You mix, knead, and roll out the dough.
Next, you roll out the dough in the shape of a circle, square, or rectangle that you want as close to 1/8 inch thick, or less, as you can on a floured countertop.
Now it’s time to cut the rolled out dough in the desired shapes, like diamonds, rectangles, squares, etc. Today I felt like rectangles, so here we go. Cut pieces with a knife or pizza cutter.
Place the pieces of cracker dough onto the greased or parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
You will need to prick each cracker with a fork to stop the crackers from rising in the oven (see picture below).
Step Eight-Finished Crackers
Bake the crackers for 14-16 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The crackers become crispier as they cool.
How To Make Homemade Crackers
- 3 cups white flour (I use bread flour)
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil or melted butter
- 1 cup water
- Optional Seasonings: Sesame Seeds, Garlic Powder, Poppy Seeds, or Dill Weed
- Optional: You can also add 1-1/4 cup grated cheese in a blender on "pulse" to crumble it and add to the dough while mixing the dough. This would give you cheesy crackers. Yummy!
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper and set aside. Place the flour in a medium-sized bowl. Add the sugar, salt, water, and olive oil. Mix until it's ready to knead on the counter. It takes very little kneading. You mix, knead and roll out the dough. Easy peasy. Next, you roll out the dough in the shape of a circle, square, or rectangle as close as you can to 1/8 inch thick or less on a floured countertop. Now it's time to cut the dough in the desired shapes like diamonds, rectangles, or squares. Cut pieces with a knife or pizza cutter and place them on the cookie sheet. You will need to prick each cracker with a fork to stop the crackers from rising in the oven. Bake the crackers for 14-16 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. The crackers become crispier as they cool.
What Can I Serve With These?
- Soup or stews
- Cheese with grapes
- Sliced ham
- Pieces of prosciutto
- Nut butter
- Peanut butter and jam
- Chicken salad
- Egg Salad
- Pineapple Cream Cheese Dip Appetizer
- Ham and cheese slices
- Mini pizzas, spread with pizza sauce and sprinkle with Mozzarella
- Cream cheese
- Cream cheese with cocktail sauce, add some tiny cooked shrimp
- Cream cheese with cooked chopped bacon
- Cream cheese with smoked salmon
How to Store Homemade Crackers
Before you can store your homemade crackers, you need to make sure they are fully cooled. Just like anything else you’re going to store, you need to have an airtight container.
An airtight container will keep your crackers from getting stale and going bad. The longer you can shield them from the air, you will be able to hear that snap!
How Long Do Homemade Crackers Last?
Of course, this is assuming you don’t eat them all in one sitting, but homemade crackers can last about a week. If you have a long term storage option, they may even store longer. In a traditional storage container they will last about a week.
Can You Freeze Homemade Crackers?
This is the question that everyone has whenever they make something that’s homemade: “Can I freeze it?” Can you freeze homemade crackers? Yes, you can! I like to store them in an airtight container.
They will be good in the freezer for about four months. Please remember, they don’t have any preservatives so they will not last as long as store-bought crackers.
The reason I wanted to do this post today about how to make homemade crackers is to teach you one more way to be self-reliant.
Not everyone wants to make bread, I get it. I have made crackers for years, and you can make them so quickly.
Do I still buy Chicken in a Biscuit or Wheat Thins? Yes I do. But if we had a disaster you can make these crackers for your homemade soup every day in a different shape or flavor.
We can do this! May God bless this world, Linda