Parmesan Sesame Crackers Recipe

Parmesan Sesame Crackers Recipe
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Parmesan Sesame Crackers Recipe

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These rustic-looking crackers are crispy, crunchy and topped with cheese and plenty of seeds. Perfect for parties, they’re missing only the preservatives and additives of store-bought alternatives! —ELENA IORGA, HELENA, MONTANA
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water, divided
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg white
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Gradually add 2/3 cup water and oil, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
Divide dough in half. Roll each ball directly on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Pierce dough with a fork.
Whisk together egg white and remaining water; brush over dough. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over tops.
Score dough in each pan into 24 pieces. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately cut along the scored lines; cool in pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Parmesan Sesame Crackers in Healthy Cooking December/January 2012, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 cracker: 44 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water, divided
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg white
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Gradually add 2/3 cup water and oil, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  2. Divide dough in half. Roll each ball directly on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Pierce dough with a fork.
  3. Whisk together egg white and remaining water; brush over dough. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over tops.
  4. Score dough in each pan into 24 pieces. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately cut along the scored lines; cool in pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Parmesan Sesame Crackers in Healthy Cooking December/January 2012, p22

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