Bread Baking: Walnut Crackers


[Photograph: Donna Currie]

I've been making a lot of complicated recipes lately. A lot of ingredients, a multitude of steps, and a lot of time spent stirring, flipping, and cajoling. While I don't mind making complicated recipes or shopping for exotic ingredients, every once in a while I need to peel back all the layers and make something as simple as possible. But I'm not willing to sacrifice taste for simplicity; it still has to taste good.

These crackers are not only simple in terms of ingredients, they also take very little time to make, particularly if you use a food processor to do the kneading for you. You can also do the kneading in a stand mixer or by hand, if you prefer.

Eat these all by themselves as a crunchy snack, or you can top them with cheese.

About the author: Donna Currie has been cooking for fun and writing for pay since the days when typewritten articles traveled by snail mail. When she combined those talents in a food column for a newspaper in her area, she realized that writing about food is almost as much fun as eating. You can find her on her blog, Cookistry or follow her on Twitter at @dbcurrie or @cookistry.