Jan 7, 2017

Homemade Rye Crisp Crackers

These homemade rye crisp crackers are intensely flavored with the rye and caraway flavors of a traditional rye bread or cracker. 


These homemade rye crisp crackers are intensely flavored with the rye and caraway flavors of a traditional rye bread or cracker.

These rye crisp crackers are loaded with rye flavor, and are delicious with any of your favorite spreads and cheeses.

I topped these with Boursin, smoked trout, red onion, capers, and dill.

These homemade rye crisp crackers are intensely flavored with the rye and caraway flavors of a traditional rye bread or cracker.

You can also dunk these crackers in soups, spread them with butter, or top them with a variety of hard cheeses.

They are super crunchy, and will satisfy your craving for traditional rye crackers.

These homemade rye crisp crackers are intensely flavored with the rye and caraway flavors of a traditional rye bread or cracker.

I've been on a big smoked fish kick lately. I've always loved smoked salmon, and have recently discovered smoked trout. This smoked salmon paté recipe is one of my new favorites, and these smoked trout deviled eggs are pretty much amazing. If you haven't tried smoked trout, you definitely need to.

These homemade rye crisp crackers are intensely flavored with the rye and caraway flavors of a traditional rye bread or cracker.

The only thing I'd do differently with recipe is not worry about how thin I rolled out the dough. The recipe calls for rolling the dough out to 1/8 inch thick. I measured my dough carefully to make sure I rolled it to the correct thickness. Next time, I'll just roll it out as thin as possible and not worry about it.

Homemade Rye Crisp Crackers

Homemade Rye Crisp Crackers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 cup (102 grams) dark rye flour
  • 1 cup (140 grams) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (12 grams) kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons (16 grams) caraway seeds, divided
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the milk and molasses.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the rye flour, all purpose flour, salt, 1 tablespoon of the caraway seeds, and the baking powder. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly add the milk mixture and process just until the mixture come together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto your work surface and shape it into a disk. Wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of of water.
  6. Divide the dough in half. Between two sheets of parchment or wax paper, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick (or thinner). Brush the dough with the egg and water mixture, and sprinkle with 1/2 of the remaining caraway seeds. Pierce the dough with a fork or a dough docker. Cut the dough with a pizza wheel into 2 inch by 1 inch rectangles and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with the second piece of dough.
  7. Bake the crackers for about 12 minutes. If some of the crackers are not completely crunchy, place them back into the turned off but still warm oven until hardened, testing with your fingertip constantly. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
Yield: 48 crackers

Adapted from Bake From Scratch, the Bread Collection

These homemade rye crisp crackers are intensely flavored with the rye and caraway flavors of a traditional rye bread or cracker.

9 comments:

  1. I am on a rye roll... or cracker, whatever the case might be...

    yesterday we got a couple more slices of the Danish Rye from the freezer and my gosh, that bread IS amazing, so I am sure these crackers would be a huge hit with us too

    gotta pin you right away - well, your recipe. Obviously

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks!! This is quite an intense rye. I'm so glad you were happy with it. I panicked a little when I saw the smaller pan!

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    2. It worked perfectly - I left a little batter (dough) behind, eye balled it to a level I thought would work, and it was perfect!

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    1. Thank you my friend! Perfect for rye lovers!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. The plates are West Elm! I can't step inside that store without buying something!

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  4. Love homemade crackers. These sound so good. Will have to try these.

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  5. Super intrigued by these - I admit it - I've never made homemade crackers and I LOVE Rye. And I love what you topped them with. Have to give this a go.

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