Herbed Crackers flavored with Herbes de Provence, a blend of common herbs from the Provence region in France. Traditional herbes de Provence begins with rosemary, thyme and bay leaf, and then other available herbs are added to taste. In the U.S. lavender is a common ingredient.
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
About 1/4 cup water, plus more as needed
Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
Place flour, salt, butter, herbs and pepper in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade. Pulse until combined. With motor running, pour 1 /4-cup water slowly into feed tube. Add a bit more if necessary until mixture begins to hold together but is not sticky. Process until dough forms ball.
Roll dough out on lightly floured surface until very thin, less than 1 /8 inch if possible. Transfer to ungreased cookie sheet, and prick all over with fork. Score lightly with sharp knife if you wish to break into rectangles later on. Or leave in free form shape that you can break into shards.
Bake 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on rack and store in airtight container.
Variation for Herbed Crackers
- Work small amounts of seeds, herbs or garlic into dough before rolling it out.
- For garlic crackers, add 1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic.
- Create your own mixture using your favorite herbs.
Recipe makes 20 Herbed Crackers (1-1/2-by-2-inch).
Serving size: 1 cracker
Total Fat: 1.2g; Saturated Fat: 0.65g
Uses for Herbs de Provence
Sprinkle it on grilled foods or use it to season tomato sauces, omelettes, stewed meats, soups, and marinades.
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