Making crackers is a great way to use discarded sourdough starter. I found this recipe on Cultures for Health, and am loving it. The coconut oil smells so delicious as you mix it up. It's almost worth it just for that benefit alone!
I'll let you get the recipe from their site. I'm just here to encourage you to make your own crackers. It's very little effort, and so rewarding. Best part is you know exactly what's in them.
The six ingredients you need:
- rye flour
- sesame seeds
- a little salt
- sourdough starter
- coconut oil
- maple syrup
Get out a mixing bowl and all the ingredients.
Mix everything together.
With your clean hands, form a ball.
Flour your work surface.
Knead the dough to absorb some of the flour so it won't stick to your hands.
Separate into two balls.
Sprinkle more flour and spread it around.
Flatten each disk, one at a time, on the floured surface.
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Using a knife or pizza cutter, score the dough into whatever size crackers you like.
Poke holes in the dough to avoid puffing up while baking.
Bake at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or so. Maybe 30 minutes. Depends on how thick they are. Just check them starting at 20 minutes.
If they're getting brown at the edges, they're done. They should snap apart when finished. I sprinkled a little pink Himalayan salt on mine.
They are delicious with a dab of goat cheese! I'm going to experiment using other types of seeds next time. And herbs. I'm thinking rosemary would be perfect.