Savoury crackers - Makes 40 x 1 inch round or 20 x 2 inch round crackers

Ingredients

  • 50g gluten free flour
  • 50g maize flour or gram flour
  • ½ tsp gluten free baking powder
  • large pinch of salt
  • 50g butter or margarine
  • 1 tbsp chopped mixed herbs
  • about 75ml water to bind

How to make this recipe dairy free?

Need some advice on ingredients see -
The wheat, gluten and lactose free store cupboard

Method

Preheat oven to 200°c / 400°f / gas mark 6.

Sieve the flours, baking powder and salt together four times.

Rub in the butter with the tips of your fingers to resemble fine breadcrumbs.

Mix in the mixed herbs.

Mix in water to bind.

Roll out quite thinly. (if the pastry is too crumbly roll out on an opened out freezer bag.)

Use a pastry cutter to cut out crackers and place on a greased baking tray.

Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with salt.

Bring together bits of pastry, roll out and cut out crackers again. Do this until the pastry is used up.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until puffed up and golden.

Use to serve with soup, cheese or with toppings on as a canapé.

how to make this recipe dairy free...

Use dairy free margarine in place of butter.

Gem's hints and tips

In all recipes requiring self-raising gluten free flour, I advise sieving the flours together with the gluten free baking powder four times to make sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Variations

Before adding the water, add-

Chopped chives
Finely grated parmesan cheese
Mustard
Chopped chilli
Chopped olives
Seeds
Sundried tomatoes