Perfect for Picnics: Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers (Dairyfree, Eggfree & Vegan)

These delicate Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers are Dairyfree & suitable for Vegans. Flaky, crumbly crackers full of delicious green olives, lemon zest and a subtle hint of sour pickle juice make them the perfect partners for your favourite dairyfree cheese or smashed avocado!

These delicate Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers are Dairyfree & suitable for Vegans. Flaky, crumbly crackers full of delicious green olives, lemon zest and a subtle hint of sour pickle juice make them the perfect partners for your favourite dairyfree cheese or smashed avocado!

These are so quick to make, the longest part of the process is leaving the dough to rest for 30mins, and I can often be found baking a batch of these on a Sunday for lunchboxes.  Alys enjoys these sandwiched with a big dollop of soft, sharp goats cheese and sweet chilli sauce.  Napkins definitely required for that one!  The other two Peachicks can’t yet tolerate goats cheese so its Violife Cream Cheese or smashed avocado for them.  Although I don’t sandwich the avo ones, instead I put it in a pot so they can dip in it.  Hummus is also good for dipping if you can tolerate chickpeas & sesame.  

For those of you with sesame allergies this Sesame Free Hummus from FreeFromFarmhouse is def worth a lookie!

These delicate Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers are Dairyfree & suitable for Vegans. Flaky, crumbly crackers full of delicious green olives, lemon zest and a subtle hint of sour pickle juice; these are the perfect partners for your favourite dairyfree cheese or smashed avocado and easy to make too!

These would also be very nice to serve as a starter with my Asparagus & Pea Spring Salad.  Just smash the peas gently and pile the asparagus and (vegan) parmesan* shavings on top! YUM!  They are also really good with a slice of violife cheese and a big old dollop of apple & onion chutney.  We did very much enjoy a batch of these half way through a soggy day’s digging and planting up on the allotment at the weekend!  Speaking of No17, we have been very busy sowing and planting up our salad & squash bed so look out for a new Peachicks @No17 coming soon!

 

*If you have an egg allergy but tolerate cows milk – check the Parmesan ingredients as eggs are often used in it.  Alternatively just use a vegan substitute!  We love the Violife one as its soyfree too.

These delicate Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers are Dairyfree & suitable for Vegans. Flaky, crumbly crackers full of delicious green olives, lemon zest and a subtle hint of sour pickle juice; these are the perfect partners for your favourite dairyfree cheese or smashed avocado and easy to make too!

 

Its half term this week so me and The Peachicks will no doubt be whipping up several batches of these yummy crackers across the week.  But today we are having a duvet day in our pj’s, on the first day of sunshine all holidays!  As lovely as it is outside, The Peachicks are shattered and so we’ve been chilling out watching films all day.  As Daddy is working late tonight we are planning a wander and picnic tea at No17 tonight but it very much depends on my sleepy pj’d Peachicks!  Currently they are watching Madagascar and I have been ordered to make a cake, so now I’ve hit publish… I’ll be in the kitchen!!

The basic dough for these Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers is 50% wholemeal and made from just 3 ingredients (flour, baking block & water).  You can also use all plain flour but I like to sneak wholewheat into the Peachicks wherever I can! Best of all these can be flavoured anyway you want – so go get creative – I believe a chocolate chilli version has been  mentioned! We’d love to see your favourite flavour combinations too, just tag @Peachicksbakery on Instagram!

 

Other lovely Peachicks’ Bakery Lemon recipes:

Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake  – a good option for when you just want a quick fix of lemon cake

Lemon & Raspberry Vegan Scones – Something a bit different for afternoon tea!

Glutenfree, Vegan Lemon & Elderflower Mini Cakes – For an elegant party

Vegan Lemon & Blueberry Muffins – A great zesty breakfast option!

Vegan Lemon & Raspberry Cake – with a hidden raspberry surprise

 

 Recipe for Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers (Dairyfree, Eggfree & Vegan)

Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers (Dairyfree, Eggfree & Vegan)
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Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers (Dairyfree, Eggfree & Vegan)

These delicate Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers are Dairyfree & suitable for Vegans. Flaky, crumbly crackers full of delicious green olives, lemon zest and a subtle hint of sour pickle juice; these are the perfect partners for your favourite dairyfree cheese or smashed avocado and easy to make too! The basic dough is 50% wholemeal and made from just 3 ingredients (flour, baking block & water). Best of all these can be flavoured anyway you want - so go get creative! 
Servings 15 Crackers
Author Midge

Ingredients

  • 75 g Dairy Free Baking Block or Vegan Butter (Very Cold & Cubed)
  • 75 g Plain Flour
  • 75 g Wholemeal bread flour
  • 20 g Olives (chopped)
  • Half Lemon (Zest)
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Pickling Liquid (from Pickled onions) (optional)
  • 2-4 tbsp Water (Very Cold)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C and sprinkle a baking tray with a little plain flour.
  • Sift the flours together in a large bowl and stir in the salt & pepper.
  • Next add the cubes of block margarine. Using your fingertips or a pastry cutter, rub the margarine into the flour. You don't want fine crumbs, you want some large-ish chunks left.
  • Stir in the chopped olives and lemon zest.
  • Mix the pickle juice (if using) with 2tbsp of the cold water and pour into the dough mix. Stir with a wooden spoon, you may need another tbsp or two, until a soft but not sticky dough forms.
  • Wrap in cling film and leave in the fridge for 30mins.
  • Next Roll out onto a lightly floured board about 4mm thick and cut into whatever shape or size you like (cooking times will vary slightly). I used a 3inch fluted round cutter and got 15 crackers.
  • Spread out on a floured baking tray and bake for 12-15mins until lightly browned.

Notes

*Ok I know Pickle Juice sounds weird but it adds a really nice, subtle sourness to the crackers. I used some of the liquid from a jar of Hubby's favourite pickled Jalapeno's but pickled onions would be good too! If you don't want to use it just replace it with more water!
 
 
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These delicate Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers are Dairyfree & suitable for Vegans. Flaky, crumbly crackers full of delicious green olives, lemon zest and a subtle hint of sour pickle juice; these are the perfect partners for your favourite dairyfree cheese or smashed avocado and easy to make too!

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22 thoughts on “Perfect for Picnics: Olive & Lemon Savoury Snack Crackers (Dairyfree, Eggfree & Vegan)”

  • Oh these would be fab with a nice piece of Gary cheese on with a crafty side serving of pickle. I shall save this to try at a later date. Thanks for sharing, Chloe #BloggerClubUK

    • Thank you! Definitely be good with all cheeses, although hubby has offered to try them out with different kinds just to be sure as I can only use soyfree dairyfree cheese or goats cheese! x

  • These look just awesome. I am going to have to make them gluten-free..you’ve made me salivate! I hope you enjoyed your PJ day? I think my kids will be needing one of those at the weekend…I’ve farmed them out this week to grandparents and clubs to get work done so I think they’ll be shattered having had lots of fun days out!

    • Oops sorry! I reckon they would be lovely with your flour! PJ day was much needed and very nice just to snuggle up with the Peachicks and watch rubbish on tv! Enjoy yours! xxx

  • These look absolutely amazing Midge – so buttery and beautifully crumbly (even though there’s no butter near them!). I can just imagine how good they are with that goat’s cheese! Yum!
    Angela x

    • Thank you! They are amazing with goats cheese and black pepper – really looking forward to having some with my lunch next week!

  • Oh wow Midge: you’ve outdone yourself again! I love love love crackers, and these little babies look absolutely perfect with the olives and lemon zest. I am an avocado fiend and I can see myself devouring a dozen or 2 of these little beauties with mashed avocado on top! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • Haha! thanks mel , they are so easy to make that you could eat accidently eat them all and whip up another batch before anyone notices!

  • I love the flavours in these and even though my children are quite picky they like pickles so I’d love to give these a go! I bet they go so well with some cheese.

  • Ooh, I’m not usually a great fan of crackers but these are more like savoury biscuits and look delicious. Pass me the smashed avocado! #freefromfridays

  • ‘Pickle juice sound weird’? Never!
    What a great cracker…. It sounds so mediterranean and perfect for summer! I imagine they would be amazing with lots of savoury dips. Now…. where did I put the picnic bag?? xx

  • I really need to try these out! My kids are quite picky but they do love olives and vinegar so I think the flavours in these might work for them. Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

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