Monday, December 10, 2018

Baked Semolina Crackers

I usually take a small afternoon snack with me to work. Whole wheat crackers are my favorite. About 10 1x1 inch crackers usually suffice. I would bake the crackers over the weekend. They would make a filling snack.


After a few weeks I began to crave variety. So last month I began experimenting with different flours. Some experiments were failures and some were successful. One Saturday my husband decided to make upama for an evening snack. When I saw the fine semolina I realized it was a good candidate for my experiment. Unfortunately the experiment failed. The flavor was really good but you could taste the gritty semolina as an after taste. I realized I had to roast the semolina before I made the dough. The next attempt was a roaring success.

You will need (~50 crackers)
1/3 cup fine semolina 
1/3 cup unfed sourdough starter (100%)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. onion seeds (kalonji)

Place the semolina in a pan and roast it on low flame until it begins to change color. Turn off the heat and let it cool. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to form a ball. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.



Preheat the oven to 350 F. Take the ball of dough from the refrigerator and place it on a sheet of parchment paper. Roll it to an eighth of an inch. Using a pizza cutter, a knife or a decorative roller cut the dough into 1"x1" squares or diamonds. Pierce each cracker with a fork.



Place the parchment in a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. The crackers will be soft when taken out of the oven. The will harden and turn crispy as they cool.



Perfect as a snack or with a cup of tea.



Enjoy!




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18 comments:

  1. It’s always best to carry your snack rather than eating junk and I bet these are a total hit ! Lovely share !

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  2. Those semolina crackers look so crispy and crunchy. Glad that your experiment worked :-) so you can share this awesome recipe with all of us.

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  3. Semolina has given a nice texture to the crackers.. Love this flourless ones!!

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  4. Semolina crackers, a must to try, i love baking with semolina and am tempted to bake these crackers after going through your post. They looks damn delicious.

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  5. I am totally loving your sourdough recipes... the crackers look so crunchy!

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  6. Wow! That is an awesome crackers recipe with semolina and sourdough starter. Perfect snack for evening.

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  7. those are guilt free crackers Varada, and so glad your experiements yield such wonderful results and bet they are tasty too

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  8. Its a fantastic idea to make these crackers for snacks...the recipe sounds wonderful..

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  9. Looks delicious!! Crackers are my son's favourite snack.

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  10. wow varada, crackers with sourdough and semolina, looks fab yaar, I love small snack like these, such a great idea, perfect with a cup of chai!

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  11. Looks delicious! Where do you get the sourdough starter? What is alternative for that?

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  12. They look nice and crunchy. Never made a cracker from semolina and would love to try this for my office snack time.

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  13. I never would be able to stop at 10. :) They look crunchy and would be great with a cup of tea.

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  14. OMG I love the idea of the crackers. So healthy and home made is always best.

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  15. Lovely idea to make these crackers. Bookmarking it varada

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  16. So crunchy , all I want is a cup of adawali chai with these.. so uniformly baked and similar in size.

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  17. Baked semolina crackers looks so tempting and crispy. I can just sit in front of tv and have whole bowl of crackers.Lovely share.

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