Baked Parmesean and Sundried Tomato Pesto crackers have recently become our favorite. Great to have with tea or coffee, these are ideal for kids snacking time. Baked and made with whole wheat these are on the healthier side as these are not deep fried, though has butter in it. I love sun-dried pesto in my sandwiches, pizza and with crackers. It is also a good flavorful addition to pasta. My kids also like the flavor of these. Whenever I make these, pack some in kids lunch boxes for their snack time. Kids love to have these with hummus or home-made marina sauce or any cheesy dip. You can add rosemary or thyme to add on the flavor. This is the recipe of Paul Hollywood of “The Great British Bake Off “ fame, when I saw this recipe for the first time on Netflix, I immediately tried it. The only change that I made to the recipe is that I omitted egg and added onion seeds(kalonji) to it. You can add sesame seeds(black or white)., or add some caraway seeds, dried fenugreek leaves and make baked Mathri using this recipe. Adjust the recipe as per your preference, add any grated cheese or herb to it. Click here for the original recipe.
Let’s see how I made these full of flavor Baked Parmesean and Sundried Pesto Crackers.
Sundried Tomato Pesto and Parmesan Cheese Crackers
- 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour/All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 1/4 Tsp Nigella Seeds/Kalonji Caraway, Poppy or Sesame Seeds can be used
- 10-20 ml Water For kneading the dough
- Fresh herbs like Rosemary, Thyme A sprig, for adding to the dough
- Pre-heat oven to 400 F or 200 C.
- Combine all the ingredients together except water and mix.
Knead to a soft dough using water as required. Cover and keep it for few minutes.
- Roll out the dough using a rolling pin, into the required thickness around 3mm or as per the thickness required.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out the portions of dough. I used a 7cm round cookie cutter and got around 18 pieces. Re-roll the dough if required.
- Line the cutouts on a dusted baking tray and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Check for doneness after 10 minutes. Crackers will turn golden brown. Cool on the wire rack and store in an air-tight container. Stays good for 10-15 days.
- Any hard cheese blend will also work fine in the crackers.
- I used Nigella seeds, caraway(ajwain), poppy seeds(khus-khus), sesame seeds(til) any of these can be used in the recipe.
- Brushing the crackers with milk wash will give a nice shine to the baked crackers.
- Thyme, Rosemary or oregano or dried herbs can be used in the recipe for added flavor.
- Baking time will vary with the thickness and the size of the crackers. Check the oven after 10 mins.
I wanted to do these savory crackers post during Diwali time, I had baked these also but somehow cudn’t take pics and these were gone by the next day. Since I am participating in Bake-A-Thon so thought of finally doing a post on these.
Try the crackers for your cheese platter along with some olives. Do give these crackers a try, I am sure you will love these simple and full or flavors crackers.
Taking my Crackers to Dec’18 Bake-A-Thon Day 7.
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