Last summer while shopping at a local farmers market, I sampled sourdough crackers from a local vendor. I could have eaten her entire supply. I’ve tried several recipes but they were either too dense, not crisp enough or just not tasty enough. Last night, I decided to try one more time. This is the result and they were wonderful!
I completely forgot to take pictures of the first step…surprise!
In a medium bowl, add the starter and butter. Mix well. Stir in the flour and mix until the starter has absorbed all the flour. You are looking for a stiff dough so your amount of flour may vary depending on the type of flour you are using. I used bread flour for this recipe. If it becomes too difficult to stir, knead gently in the bowl.
Cover and let it sit overnight or for at least 8 hours.
The following morning, place your dough on the counter, gently breaking it apart with your fingers. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and any other additions you would like to add. I used 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary. Work these things into the dough.
Cut the sourdough into quarters. On parchment paper or a silpat, roll out the dough as thin as possible. The thinner the dough, the crisper the cracker. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut the dough into squares.
It’s a good thing I like the rustic look because some of my sourdough crackers are a really weird shape.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes (depending on the thickness of the dough.) If they aren’t as crisp as you would like them return them to the oven for a few more minutes. Mine took 17 minutes for the perfect texture and crispness.
This recipe for Sourdough Crackers only contains 5 ingredients. They are crispy, flavorful, and totally addictive.
- 1 cup sourdough starter Fed within the past 12 hours but doesn't need to be domed
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup bread flour all-purpose flour will work just as well
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- To a medium bowl, add the sourdough starter and melted butter. Stir to combine well.
- Add the flour and mix until all the flour is absorbed. You may may have to knead gently to get it combined.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a dishtowel. Place on the countertop overnight.
- The next morning, place the dough on a countertop lightly dusted with flour to prevent sticking.
- Bread apart the dough and add the salt and baking soda.
- Add any seasoning mix you like. Work the ingredients evenly into the dough.
- Divide the dough into quarters. Place 1/4 of the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough as thinly as possible. Repeat this step until all the dough is rolled out.
- Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the crackers into your desired shape.
- Place the parchment paper on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes until they reach the desired crispness.
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