17 December, 2013
gluten free sesame crackersPosted in : Crackers, Gluten free baking, snack on by : apsara Tags: almond flour, gluten free crackers, Gluten-free diet, healthy GF snack, sesame, sorghum flour
Making gluten free crackers does not lend itself to using only whole grains, since keeping the flours together in the cracker requires starch. I have been working on getting the starch (tapioca and white rice flour) to a minimum. Almond flour adds a nutty flavor and addition of xanthan gum helps with the binding too. Here is a recipe that worked out well and tastes great too.
Preparation time: 15 minutes to mix and 12 minutes to bake. Makes 40-50 crackers.
sorghum flour- 1/2 cup
brown rice flour- 1/4 cup
almond flour- 3/4 cup
tapioca starch- 1/2 cup + 3 tbsp.
rice flour- 1/4 cup
xanthan gum- 1/2 tsp.
sugar- 2 tsp.
salt- 1 tsp.
chili powder- 1 and 1/2 tsp.
sesame seeds- 2 tbsp.
butter- 2 tbsp.
canola oil- 1/2 cup
water- 1/3 cup (approx.)
* Mix flours, spices and butter and oil together in a bowl.
* Add water slowly to form a knead-able dough.
* Roll out between two sheets of wax paper to a thickness of 1/8 inch or thinner.
* Cut out squares with a pizza knife, poke holes. Carefully remove the squares and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
* Bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 F, for 12 minutes.
The crackers have a nice crumbly taste and just melt in your mouth. A great snack for hungry kids and others too!