Olive Oil Spelt Crackers.

These savoury crackers/biscuits are very easy to make and go well with any dip. Mild spicy flavour makes them very addictive. I didn’t manage to make a picture of the final product, because they were gone faster than I could pull my camera out. Well, not quite, but I did made a batch of them and thought that we will have some with dinner and then I’ll make a nice composition of what’s left of them for the picture. Alas, there were only crumbles left. It is normal for them to develop a “bubble” or two, because they are very thin. Some of them did came out flat, others were all bumpy.

For about 16-18 crackers you will need:

  • 250g wholegrain spelt flour plus rice flour or any other flour for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100ml water
  • 25ml olive oil plus a little extra for brushing
  • 1/2 tsp raw salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, coarsely ground
  • Coarse sea salt for sprinkling.
  1. Mix together all ingredients except sea salt to form a soft dough, which you can roll. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat the oven to 200C/Gas mark 7 and line the tray with baking parchment, lightly dusted with flour.
  3. Turn to dough to a clean surface, dusted with flour. Roll out the dough and using a glass or a round shape cutter, cut out circles. Or any other shape you fancy. Arrange circles on the backing tray, collect the dough leftovers, roll it again and cut out circles. Repeat until you use all the dough. Don’t forget to dust the surface occasionally so the dough won’t stick to it.
  4. Brush the crackers with olive oil lightly, sprinkle with sea salt and bake for about 10 minutes or until crisp, but not brown.


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