It has been a long hot summer, and to be honest with you I haven’t been doing as much baking lately, simply because the thought of turning the oven has not been appealing to me! Instead, we have been looking for more cool and refreshing snack options, and these healthy smoothie recipes courtesy of Sinchies totally fit the bill!Continue Reading →
I made these with the boys during the holidays and they were so easy to make and the boys could not get enough of them! They are great to have with cheese, hommus and other condiments, and a fabulous lunchbox addition.
Sour Cream and Chives Crackers
- 2 cups plain wholemeal flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp finely chopped chives
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp dried onion
- 75g butter
- 100g sour cream
- Water if required
Image: Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
- In a food processor, add all of the ingredients except the water and process until mixture comes together and balls around the bowl. If the mix remains a breadcrumb texture add a little water slowly (up to 1 tbsp). If the mixture appears wet, add a little flour until the consistency is like pastry.
- When the dough is ready, turn onto a floured board or bench (or directly on to baking paper which is a lot easier) and roll out in a rectangle to around 0.25 – 0.5cm thick.
- Carefully lay on baking paper and lay flat in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and pre-heat your oven to 180c.
- When the dough has chilled cut the dough into squares and lightly prick with a fork.
- Bake in the oven for around 6-10 minutes until lightly browned. The time indicated is entirely dependent on how thin your dough is rolled so keep a close eye on the crackers. I find 0.25 cm thickness is ready at around 6 minutes.
Big thanks to the every so lovely Bernadette Hanly from Goodie Goodie Lunchbox for sharing her DELICIOUS Sour Cream and Chives Crackers recipe with us!
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