Olive Oil Crackers #BreadBakers

It's Bread Bakers time and this month we're going crackers!  (Which is actually a good thing considering the panic buying up of dry goods in our town lately.)  Thank you to Sneha of Sneha's Recipe for hosting this month!  I just love this simple and easy cracker recipe.  I have made them a number of times, having first seen the recipe in a Food Network magazine years ago.  They are just so amazingly crispy and flavorful, and so quick to make using a food processor.  I haven't tried any other way but I assume they would come together with a mixer or even by hand, albeit more slowly.  I tried adding a pinch of ammonium carbonate in a little water this time to see if it added a lighter crunch.  There was not really a discernible difference so next time I will try a bit more, somewhere around an 1/8-¼ tsp.  (Our favorite store bought specialty crackers have that ingredient and it is something I keep on hand for special recipes.)  When I told hubby after his approved samples that he could pick out the irregular shapes until I took my pictures, he deferred getting into them until I was done because he would simply be taking them by the handful!

Olive Oil Crackers
recipe from Rachel Ray

2 cups flour
1 tsp sugar
¾ tsp fine salt
3 tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing
8-9 tbsp water (this time, for me the dough was good with 8 tbsp or ½ cup)
Flaky sea salt

In a food processor, blend together the flour, sugar and fine salt. Add the olive oil and 8-9 tbsp water; pulse until a dough forms. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, roll out each half very thinly.  (I aimed for less than 1/16" using rolling pin bands.)  Keep the other half covered while working.  Cut rolled dough into 1-by-3-inch strips and place on parchment-lined baking sheets.  Brush crackers with oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.  Bake at 425ºF until browned at the edges, about 12-13 minutes.  Allow to cool. Store crackers in an airtight container at room temperature.

Be sure to catch a glimpse of our other cracker creations this month:

  • Baked Nachos from Anybody Can Bake
  • Cheesy Crunchy Mini Crackers from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
  • Homemade Senbei Rice Crackers from Food Lust People Love
  • Lavash from Sneha's Recipe
  • Olive Oil Crackers from A Messy Kitchen
  • Rosemary Crackers from Passion Kneaded
  • Sourdough Cheddar Cheese and Rosemary Crackers from Zesty South Indian Kitchen
  • Sprouted Wheat Crackers with Sea Salt from Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Wholegrain Sesame and Flaxseed Crackers from Ambrosia
  • Wholemeal and Oats Carrot Crackers from Cook with Renu

  • #BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated each month on this home page.
    We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.



    1. They came out super light and airy, Kelly! Just as the best crackers should be. Especially love those puffy bits!

    2. These are perfection Kelly! I adore how puffy they are! I'm so looking forward to trying these... and try not to eat them by the handful!

    3. This is perfect crackers, love this simple yet easy version of homemade crackers.

    4. The crackers look perfect, puffy, light and airy. These must be addictive I am sure. The recipe is bookmarked.

    5. These looks so puffy and light, perfect to dip in pesto and enjoy!


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