This weekend for thanksgiving I was in charge of the salad and a few appetizers (thank goodness, because I don't love cooking meat with bones). I decided that these wheat thins would be the perfect accompaniment to a cheese plate, so I set out to make my first batch. After a successful first attempt I knew I had to make another batch (I didn't want to come with too few to enjoy)! Upon opening my fridge to pull out more butter, I smelled the delicious aroma of fresh dill. I had a revelation ..what if I could make herbed wheat thins!
This revelation turned out to be a good instinct as these are SCRUMPTIOUS. Not only do these look gorgeous with the little specs of fresh dill, but they taste of cracked wheat, dill a light spritz of olive oil and salt. You can really choose a variety of fresh herbs (can you say rosemary will be my next project) or your favorite dried versions. I think making a bunch of different flavors and mixing them in a bowl would be a great treat for your guests.
Yield: Aprox 3 to 4 dozen (depending on how thin you roll them out...I like mine thin).
- 1 1/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 4 tbsp cold butter
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 to 2 handfuls of your favorite herbs...I choose Dill for this batch
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
- In a food processor pulse your favorite fresh herbs so they slightly break apart but still have large chunks (you don't want to over process into a puree)
- In the same processor add whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, paprika and cold butter. The mixture will resemble small crumbs
- Slowly drizzle the cold water into the food processor (you may need a little bit more or less). You will know the dough is done when the dough is a ball
- Pre-flour your work surface (so your dough doesn't stick)
- Take 1/2 of your dough and roll it out on the counter with a rolling pin until its thin.
- Using a straight edge (I used a thin cutting board) and a pizza cutter, slice your dough into 1 to 1.5 inch squares.
- Transfer squares to baking sheet
- Coat squares with a light dusting of olive oil (I use a misto - if you don't have one I would suggest running out to buy it) and salt.
- Bake for 5 to 7 minutes (stay close to your oven, these treats can burn easily)
|If you are playing with your dog instead of watching the oven, this can happen!|