DIY cracker bites

You might be wondering why I gave this recipe a DIY title! As you will actually do everything yourself. Usually people buy ready made crackers and then top it off as they want. But I can assure, once you make them yourself, you will not purchase from market again! Having said that, this recipe is a stunner (literally), it looks so gorgeous when you finally serve it. Crackers are a hit with guests and if you want to flaunt your skills, this is a recipe to go for.

So lets begin!

Cracker base 

Ingredients

  • Refined flour – 1 cup
  • Butter (salted) – 5o g
  • Powdered sugar (optional)  – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – A pinch
  • Water for kneading – 1/4 cup

Topping

Ingredients

  • Hung curd – 1/3 cup
  • Pomegranate – 1/3 cup
  • Chopped apple – 1/3 cup
  • Cucumber – 1/3 cup
  • Jamaican jerk seasoning (optional) – 1/4 tsp or as per taste
  • Chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- As per taste
  • Cheese slices- for topping
  • Tamarind sauce – 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato sauce – 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard sauce – few drops
  • Coriander leaves – For garnishing

Method:

Cracker Base

  • In a bowl take refined flour, add salt, powdered sugar and butter (should be solid and not melted). 
  • Mix the butter with all ingredients with fingers, until the texture looks like breadcrumb.
  • Now add water gradually and knead into a stiff dough.img_2761_fotor
  • Cover the dough and keep in refrigerator for 30 min.
  • Take the dough and roll it on floured slab with a rolling pin.img_2765_fotor
  • Cut into shapes (of your choice) with knife and prick each piece with fork.img_2769_fotor
  • Meanwhile pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celsius.
  • Place each piece of cracker on tray.
  • After preheating, place the tray in oven and bake for 20 min.
  • Take out the crackers and allow to cool.img_2771_fotor
  • You can store the crackers in air tight containers and use whenever you want.

Topping

  • In a bowl take hung curd, add pomegranate, cucumber, apples and mix well.img_2777_fotor img_2780_fotor
  • Now add tamarind sauce, chilli flakes, jamaican jerk seasoning, salt and mix well.  Keep aside.img_2781_fotor
  • In another bowl take tomato sauce and add few drops of mustard sauce and keep aside.img_2786_fotor img_2788_fotor
  • Keep your cheese slices at room temperature, while you prepare the rest.img_2790_fotor

Assembling

  • Take the cracker base, top off with hung curd mixture, followed by tomato sauce, then put a small strip of cheese or crumbled cheese on top.img_2792_fotor img_2794_fotor
  • To melt the cheese microwave at 100% for 5-10 secs.
  • Garnish with coriander and add more tomato sauce on top.img_2799_fotor img_2800_fotor img_2802_fotor

Relish these crackers with your guests!

Know that: While preparing cracker dough, if the dough becomes too soft then add more flour and knead again, also keep in refrigerator for a longer time.

It may look like a lengthy process, but believe me if your crackers are pre-prepared, it is really simple!

Hope you like this DIY recipe! Leave your comments below.

Live & Love,

Charu.

 

 

 

 

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