Monday, October 21, 2013

Homemade Halloween Crackers




Beware! These homemade crackers are addicting! But who cares? These are the yummiest bats, witches hats and ghosts you will ever try. If you love calzones, then this recipe will easily become one of your favorites because this dough makes the crunchiest and most flavorful calzones and crackers. You could make this dough all year round and just use different cookie cutters depending on the season. You could also flavor it however you desire with different seasoning. For this recipe, we simply sprinkled course salt and freshly cracked pepper, but you could make them plain if you are serving them to children. Eat them as a snack, or as croutons on a soup or salad. The possibilities are endless!

Ingredients for dough:

1 1/2 teaspoons of rapid-rising dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cups flour
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt


Ingredients to season crackers:
Salt
Pepper

Kitchen Essentials:

Stand mixer with pasta roller attachment
Mixing bowl
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Kitchen thermometer 
Kitchen towel
Whisk
Rolling pin
Baking sheet
Parchment paper
Oven
Small cookie cutters in Halloween shapes
Cooking spray

Directions:

Measure 3/4 cup of water and microwave in 15 to 20 second intervals until water reaches 100 to 110 degrees. Add the sugar and rapid-rising dry yeast to the warm water and quickly mix. Set aside for 5 to 7 minutes, so the yeast can bloom. You know the yeast has bloomed, once you start to see bubbles and foam on the top of the water mixture. If the yeast does not bloom, do not use it, that means that yeast is no longer good.

Add the flour, salt and olive oil to the kitchen aid bowl. Turn on the stand mixer on low using the dough hook and slowly being to add the bloomed yeast mixture. Keep the mixer on for 7 to 10 minutes on low speed allowing the dough mixture to come together.


Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and form into a ball. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mixing bowl and place the dough back into the bowl. You want to ensure that the entire dough is covered in oil in order to prevent it from drying out. Place a clean kitchen bowl on top of the bowl and place in a warm place in your kitchen. After 1 hour, the dough should have doubled in size. It is now ready to use.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the dough into quarters and then cut each quarter in half. Using the pasta dough sheet roller, feed pieces of the dough through the roller on setting 1. Run the dough again through the roller on setting 2 and then setting 3 to get the dough really thin.  (You can also roll out the dough very thin using a rolling pin, if you do not have the pasta roller attachment.)

Sprinkle flour on a clean surface and place the rolled out dough. Using the cookie cutters, begin to cut out the shapes. Place them on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Mist with the cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. The  crackers will be golden and perfect. Allow to cool completely. You can store for up to a week in a sealed container. Enjoy!



21 comments:

  1. Wow this awesome and creative :)
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  2. Awwwww these are really cute!!! Great idea too, I never made crackers!

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  3. I really need some Halloween cookie cutters!

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    1. Thanks. I think we got these at Michaels a couple years ago

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  4. Dear Cristy, I bet these were wonderful and so much more healthy and not to mention the price of store bought crackers!!
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  5. These are really cute, would love a bat or two :)

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  6. These are so cute! I've never made crackers before.

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  7. I was just telling Ryan that I wanted us to make our own crackers. These look so good! And so festive too!

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  8. Wow, this looks really scary and I'm sure it tastes heavenly so you managed both. Perfect for Halloween!
    These little crackers are so cute:)

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  9. These look dangerously addictive... =)

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  10. These crackers looks so festive... I love it

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  11. Those skeletal fingers!! Spooky and soo fun :)

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