Today was one of those days when I felt like multi tasking and asked myself why a few times. I decided to make multiple pizza doughs, cracker dough, bread dough and sugar cookie dough. Meanwhile, I have sewing projects calling me to finish them. I am quite sure I am not alone here. It's that time of year when things go into super busy mode. Having said that, I must say that I really enjoy it. I love being creative in the kitchen and with my sewing machine. And I so love to give those things to the people around me. It gives me great joy to hand them something homemade with love. I know a little corny, but it's a time of the year when corny is acceptable.
These lovely crackers are inspired by this couple's blog, White On Rice. They have a knack for creating beautiful things. They seem like beautiful people as well. The recipe is pretty much the same. Only I added more water and less oil to try and cut down on the fat. I also added some onion powder because I think poppy seeds, crackers and onon kind of go hand in hand. I would really like to have these beautiful crackers with onion dip!
POPPY SEED CRACKERS
adapted from this recipe
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/4 teaspoons poppy seeds
1 cup grated Peccorino Romano cheese
3/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup ice water (or more as needed)
In bowl, combine dry ingredients thoroughly. In a large measuring cup combine oil and soy sauce. Mix together. Add water as necessary until dough forms a cohesive ball. Wrap dough ball in plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.
Roll dough out with a rolling pin until fairly thin. I use washed cereal bags that have been opened up. Place dough in between to cereal bag sheets of plastic or use plastic wrap. As thin as possible without ripping it. Cut out shapes or just use a knife to form squares. Preheat oven to 350° F and bake for about 15 minutes.
I also wanted to share one of my Dad's favorite toys to make. He loves when kids come around because it gives him an excuse to be the kid that he is!
It moves around like it is walking. You use wax, rubbed on the parts to help them to move. Basically a stick, a rubber band and a wooden spool.