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!
75gBaking Block Margarine(Very Cold & Cubed)
75gWholemeal bread flour
Zest of half a lemon
Pinch of Salt & Pepper
1tspof Pickle Juice*(optional)
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.
*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!