My daughter was watching a long artistic video one day when the host started munching on crackers then explained to her audience roughly how to make them. Ten minutes later Katie had made her mix and we popped it in the oven. Oh my! They are the most delicious crackers I have had!!! A big bravo to my little chef 😀 We eat them daily now and make a variety of versions.
The base of the crackers are oats which is great because they are such a healthy form of protein and 1 of the top 12 healthiest foods. Apart from the base you can add any mix of seeds/nuts you fancy. For fancy flavours add things like garlic, paprika,chilli etc.
If you like them sweet, dried fruit can be used and the salt/pepper omitted.
Below is a savoury version that we love:
1 cup oats
4 TBS sesame
4 TBS walnuts
4 TBS almonds
4 TBS cashews
4 TBS sunflower seeds
1.5 tsp salt
0.25 tsp pepper
1 cup of water
1 TBS oil
1. For fine crackers grind or chop the nuts first. For coarse crackers only lightly break any big pieces.
2. Mix nut/seed mix, salt, pepper and oil with the oats and the water.
3. Spread out on a big baking tray lined with baking paper (not necessary if the tray is non-stick)
4. Bake in the oven at 200C for 20-30 mins approx. Half way through take them out and cut into the shape/size you want. Return to oven for the other half of baking time.
5. For soft crackers remove them from the oven when the edge starts to brown. For crunchy wait till they are browned all over.
Sarah and Katie :>
Yields: 20 wraps to serve 4 people. This sauce is amazingly delicious and can be used for dipping anything or on top of rice/pasta 😀
For the peanut dipping sauce:
1 cup coconut milk
3 TBS smooth peanut butter
2 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS honey or maple syrup
1 clove garlic
15 drops of tabasco (optional)
For the lettuce wraps:
20 large lettuce leaves
300gr extra firm tofu, drained, patted dry, sliced into half-finger-sized pieces and lightly fried
Blend all peanut dipping sauce ingredients together. Set aside until ready to serve.
To assemble the lettuce wraps, place a piece of tofu, at the leafy end of the lettuce leaf (not the crunchy end). Fold sides of lettuce in, then roll down toward the crunchy end of the leaf. This can be done ahead of time, but I think it’s fun to serve all the components and have each person assemble their own wraps.
Serve with peanut dipping sauce in individual bowls – double-dipping will be necessary 😉 Enjoy!
400gr of feta
100gr of oats
250gr of white flour
250gr of brown flour
6tsp of quick yeast
3tsp of brown sugar
Combine ingredients in a mixer then add
550ml of warm water to make a dough-if sticky add more flour.
When a nice dough forms then add 2 TBS of oil.
Also oil the bottom and sides of a baking tray the width of your oven and spread the dough to fill it. Now press into the surface of it:
a cup of olives pitted and halved -spread them out evenly all over the surface
Oil the surface of the bread
Leave in an oven at 50C for 1 hour to rise-it looks pretty because it doesn’t rise where the olives are so is nicely bumpy.
Bake at 170C for 40-60 mins until golden brown and crisp at the edges.
I made this recipe up 😀
2 large onions, chopped
Olive oil for frying
6 cups of water or broth
2 TBS fresh ginger, grated (1TBS for kids)
8 medium cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp curry powder (0.5 tsp for kids)
4 cups sliced carrots
4 cups of pumpkin, cut into cubes
10 TBS of coconut milk or 6 tablespoons of creamed coconut.
salt and white pepper to taste
Chop onion and let it sit for at least five minutes to bring out its hidden health benefits.
Heat oil in a soup pot. Fry onions over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add garlic and ginger and continue to sauté for another minute.
Add curry powder and mix well with onions.
Add water/broth, carrots, and pumpkin and simmer on medium high heat until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
Blend in pot using hand blender. Be careful because it’s hot, and it can erupt and burn you. Add salt and pepper to taste J
1 plain yoghurt
Rind and juice of 1 orange
1 TBS oil
2 TBS honey
Half a cup of brown sugar
1 cup of brown flour
1 cup of white flour
1 cup of oats
2,5 level tsp of baking powder
1 tsp soda