I remember many years ago, before children, before marriage, when it was just my husband and I and a fresh relationship. I remember sour cream and cheddar potato chips and huge tub of sour cream. I remember mounds and mounds of tangy cream being piled on each salty chip. And
fighting over lovingly offering, the last of the crumbs from the silver lined bag.
Romance can happen any day of the year. It can happen over a bag of chips and a tub of sour cream. Romance, laughter, sharing and caring. It is widely celebrated by many about 11 days from now on that special day called Valentine’s Day. But why wait for that one special day.
Crackers and chips and all things crunchy take me back to those special sour-cream-dipping, licking-the-crumbs tug-of-war days. So it’s not a surprise I chose to make crackers for part of #FreshTastyValentines, hosted by my fellow blogger Camilla Mann. Except these crackers are a healthy bunch. Loaded with hulled hemp hearts from Bob’s Red Mill. Hemp hearts are loaded with healthy omegas and protein, perfect for the healthy snack lover. And they lend such a natural whole grain flavor to these crackers.
Bob’s Red Mill is an employee owned company located in Milwaukie, Oregon which strives to produce the highest quality of whole grains freshly milled on their 17 acres of land. You can see more of what Bob offers here!
I love the layers of nutty flax and sesame seeds in these crackers. And the hulled hemp hearts provided by Bob’s Red Mill add depth to this earthy cracker.
Now I wouldn’t pair these with sour cream-oh you could, I’m sure. But these would pair fairly well with a cheese log or even a sweet orange marmalade. (I could go on and on about my love for citrus and nuts combined!)
So if you are feeling up for it, go ahead and try out these crackers, and swing by Bob’s Red Mill and take a look.
Process the flours and hulled hemp hearts.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.
Roll out the dough into thirds and in half, after sprinkling on the healthy seeds.
Roll out the dough and score it. Then brush it with egg wash and dust on the dill and garlic and salt.
Bake and cool and you’re done!
Just look at that heathy sheen and nutty texture.
These crackers are loosely derived from this recipe concept by Mark Bittman.
Earthy Crackers with Garlic and Dill
Total Time: 35 minutes
Number of servings: 12
- 1/2 cup sprouted or whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup Bobs Red Mill hulled hemp hearts
- 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 1/2 Tb light olive oil
- 1 Tb hemp seed oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 4-6 Tb low fat milk
- 1 1/2 Tb black sesame seeds
- 1 1/2 Tb Bobs Red Mill flax seeds
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water
- 2 tsp dried dill weed
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- Sea salt for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- In a food processor, combine the flours, hulled hemp hearts and pink sea salt and pulse to combine.
- Pulse in the oils and finely shredded cheese until combined.
- Pulse in the milk, streaming in a little at a time until the mixture forms a slightly sticky ball.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out to a large rectangle about 1/3" thick. Combine the sesame and flax seeds in a small bowl. Sprinkle the rolled out dough with half the seed mixture.
- Fold dough into thirds and then in half and roll out again. Sprinkle on remaining seeds. Fold into thirds and in half again and let rest 10 minutes.
- Roll dough on a baking mat or parchment paper into a 13"x9" rectangle to fit a baking sheet.
- Transfer to the baking sheet. Using a pastry wheel, pizza cutter, or sharp knife, score the crackers clean through into desired sizes. Do not separate.
- Brush with egg and water mixture with a pastry brush. Sprinkle with dill, garlic powder and sea salt. Prick each cracker with a fork to prevent bubbling.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges begin to brown and crackers start to feel crisp. Remove from oven. Cool completely on baking sheet before breaking apart crackers. Store in a zip tight bag once completely cooled for up to 2 days.
This post was sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. I received complimentary product from the sponsor for participating in #FreshTastyValentines. No additional compensation was received by me. All opinions, text, images, and recipe are my own, unless otherwise noted. Feel free to substitute the branded ingredients as needed with a like for like product. *This post contains affiliate links.
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