Walnut Crackers

Walnut Crackers

[Photograph: Donna Currie]

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.

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  • Yield:makes 5 dozen crackers
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:40 minutes


  • 1 cup (about 5 1/2 ounces) bread flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup walnut butter


  1. 1.

    Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 2.

    Put the bread flour, salt, and baking powder in bowl of food processor until just combined. With processor running, pour the water in through the feed tube as fast as te flour can absorb it. Run processor until dough gathers itself into a ball. Keep processing until dough is smooth and elastic, about 30 seconds longer.

  3. 3.

    Add walnut butter to the food processor and process until it is incorporated into the dough, and the dough is again smooth and elastic, about 30 seconds total.

  4. 4.

    Turn out dough onto floured work surface. Using rolling pin, roll to fill as much space on a baking sheet as possible. Transfer the dough to the baking sheet, then cut it into 1- to 2-inch squares with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.

  5. 5.

    Bake the crackers until lightly browned and no longer soft to the touch, about 15 minutes. Transfer the crackers to a rack to cool.