Roasted Pepper Crackers

March 21st, 2009

Red Pepper Crackers from Sugarlaws

What is it about crackers?

They are everywhere, from kids’ lunch boxes to high-end artisanal markets.  I regularly spend a pretty penny on “flatbreads” that are, essentially, just regular old crackers. 

Who knew, though, that you can save some of those pennies by making them at home? 

Well, ok, I did.

But this is another lovely little variation on flatbread crackers.  The roasted peppers add a much-needed dose of color — make your own, or use them from a can, well drained.  Either way, these couldn’t be easier. 

Finally, I am newly smitten with white whole wheat flour.  This amazing product has the health benefits of whole wheat flour with the taste and texture of white, all-purpose flour.  I love finding ways to sneak healthier ingredients into my recipes, and it’s is one of my favorite little tricks.

Red Pepper Crackers from Sugarlaws

Roasted Pepper Crackers

1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
Sea salt

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Stir together flour, peppers, baking powder, and salt. Add water and oil and stir until the dough forms a ball. Knead dough a few times until malleable.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, about 1/4″ inch thick.  Cut the dough into small cracker-sized pieces, pulling gently to separate.  Sprinkle the tops of the crackers with sea salt, and transfer them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake the crackers for 8 to 10 minutes, and allow to cool.

Red Pepper Crackers from Sugarlaws

Tags: appetizers · breads · food

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 VeggieGirl // Mar 21, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Those crackers = ADDICTING-LOOKING!! Holy yum.

  • 2 Annabelle // Mar 21, 2009 at 8:23 am

    WOW, these look terrific.  Can”t wait to go find the white whole wheat flour.  I love the look of added seads in a cracker….what would you suggest for this particular recipe?  Thanks so much.

  • 3 Annabelle // Mar 21, 2009 at 8:24 am

    PS…..woops……make that “seeds”…….

  • 4 Eliana // Mar 21, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Can’t wait to try these because I love crackers.  Where would I find white whole wheat flour in NYC?

  • 5 Kate // Mar 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Those look fantastic.  I imagine they’d be a great base for some homemade pimento cheese.

  • 6 Kim // Mar 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I think that King Arthur makes the white whole wheat flour.
    I love making crackers and I will add this on to my list but this one goes to the top because I have some red peppers that I need use.
    My Favorite cracker so far is graham.

  • 7 ttfn300 // Mar 22, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    these look amazing, and i can’t wait to try them 🙂

  • 8 adele // Mar 23, 2009 at 7:22 am

    What are you using to get those pretty edges? Ravioli cutter?

  • 9 KT // Mar 24, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Amazing!  I was looking at the pictures wondering if there would be an easy way to mix in some sharp cheddar (similar to cheese straws I guess?), then I see the even better idea from Kate in the comments a/b homemade pimento cheese.  I’ll be making both, and not soon enough!  🙂

  • 10 Kelly // Mar 24, 2009 at 9:07 am

    i just found your blog and love it! i posted your vanilla bean mousse on my ‘The Daily Eat’ feature today.


  • 11 Cy // Mar 25, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I can tell that these are dangerous, once you have one, you’ll want to finish the entire lot.

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