After a few failed attempts at baking and a loooong time, I desperately wanted to bake something. I had saved so many recipes from co-bloggers that I had to bake something. I chose Suma’s Sesame crackers with oats and wheat flour mainly for its simplicity and few ingredients. And oats and wheat make it way healthier than the regular all purpose flour.
More excited than me for baking was my little niece Hima, who eagerly waited for me to knead the dough and was desperately waiting to cut the cookies. Once done, she was hooked in front of the oven, waiting for me to get the crackers out of the oven. She tasted a little piece and said 'Wowwwwwww atte!! Suuuper'!! It came as a surprise to me as I was expecting her to like the sweet cookies I was making in parallel, than these. The next couple of days she'd suddenly remember about the crackers stored in the kitchen counter and demand a couple of them! Ok, Suma, the credit goes to you :)Here's the recipe with a slight change from the original...
|Wheat, Oats and Sesame Crackers|
Preparation time : 15 min + resting time
Cooking time : 18-20 min
Makes : 35-40
• Wheat flour (Atta) - 1 cup
• Oats - ½ cup ( I used Quaker)
• Oil - 1 tbsp
• Butter - 2 Tbsp
• White sesame seeds - ¼ cup
• Salt per taste
• Baking Powder - ½ tsp
• Dry ginger powder - 1 tsp
• Chili flakes - 1 tsp
• Water - as required to knead the dough
• Coarsely powder oats
• In a bowl add the wheat flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Add ginger powder, chili flakes, sesame seeds. Combine well.
• Add oil. Melt the butter and add at this stage.
• Add water little by little to form a thick chapathi like dough. Keep aside undisturbed for 30mins.
• Divide the dough into half. Roll each half thin and cut into squares or sticks or any desired shape. Combine the scrapings and repeat the same with the other half too.
• Preheat oven to 180ºC. Place the squares on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until the crackers are crisp. The baking time depends on the thickness of the squares and the oven settings
• Allow it to cool completely and then store away the rest in a tight container
• Tastes great with a cup of tea
• The original recipe by Suma had garlic paste instead of ginger and chili flakes
• I increased butter to 2 Tbsp
Sending these to Champa's Bake-off event.