Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Spelt "Biskers" #BreadBakers

There's no real preamble for these beauties - they aren't biscuits, they're not crackers... they're a totally unique hybrid that fits neatly anywhere you need a little nibble. Long story short, I had a KAF recipe for yeasted crackers, which looked fabulous and flaky but in practice turned out more like flattened, holey biscuits. I was going to bin them and start with a different recipe to fit this month's #BreadBakers theme of Yeasted Flatbreads, until I bit into one. Bready and wholesome, they have a hint of flake in the crumb and enough of both crispiness and chewiness to work with almost any dip or Toast Topper, and you can bet we enjoyed them all!

Spelt "Biskers"

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Spelt "Biskers"
Makes 24
2 tsp instant yeast
1 cup flour
1 cup spelt flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup warm water
Kosher salt for sprinkling (optional)
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the yeast, flours, salt and baking soda.
  2. Add the water and mix to form a dough.
  3. Knead on low speed for 10 minutes, until it is soft and elastic consistency. Add sprinkles of flour as necessary - the dough should be a medium firmness (akin to whole wheat sandwich bread) and clean the sides of the bowl.
  4. Place into a greased bowl, cover and place in the refrigerator one hour, up to overnight.
  5. Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Roll out the dough no thicker than 1/8" and letter-fold (like puff pastry). Roll out again as thin as possible.
  7. Cut with a pizza cutter into rectangles or squares (you can use a cookie cutter for festive crackers too) and place about ½” apart on the baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes, until brown and crisp.
  10. Cool on a metal rack.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 38.2
Total Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 50.8 mg
Total Carbs: 7.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Protein: 1.4 g