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Puffed Cracker
  • 227g Bread Flour
  • 8g deZaan Carbon Black Cocoa Powder
  • 113g Water (room temp.)
  • 28g Butter (room temp.)
  • 28g Vegetable Oil
  • 7g Instant Yeast
  • 5g Sugar
  • 2g Baking Soda
  • 3g Salt
  • 3g Lime Juice
  • 3g Barley Malt Syrup

For garnish: Dried Marigold, Dried Violets, Dried Rose, Fresh Thyme, Sea Salt, Egg White (whisked - for brushing)

  1. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Mix to full gluten development, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl and let rest for about 10 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.
  4. Divide the dough into quarters. On a flour-dusted work surface, roll out each piece until very thin, 1mm to 4mm thick.
  5. Transfer the sheet of dough to a piece of parchment and cut the dough into 3.75cm squares.
  6. Bake for about 2 minutes, or until the crackers have puffed up.
  7. Reduce the oven temperature to 150°C/300°F and bake for 5 to 8 minutes more. The crackers should be crisp.
  8. Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the garnish.
  9. Remove the crackers from the oven, brush the tops with egg white, and sprinkle with the garnish mixture. Bake for about 2 minutes more.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  11. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


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