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Homemade Gourmet Crackers

Wooden board with gourmet crakers, cheese, tomato to serve

We’ve all tasted these, if not purchased them ourselves. How good are they? They’re perfect for a cheese and cracker board. Well, I think I’ve nailed them. My Homemade Gourmet Crackers, inspired by the popular Olina’s crackers, are a perfect snack for any occasion. As a passionate Thermomix consultant and cooking enthusiast, I’m excited to share with you this delightful recipe. It’s a tried-and-true favourite from my cheese and cracker course, and it’s time you tried making these too!

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Ingredient Flexibility: Make It Your Own!

One of the joys of cooking is the freedom to experiment and tailor recipes to your own taste. This Gourmet Crackers recipe is a perfect canvas for your culinary creativity! Here’s how you can customise each group of ingredients:

  • Group 1 (The Dry Mix): This forms the base of your crackers. Feel free to experiment with different types of flours like rye or spelt for a unique flavour and texture. The spices and herbs can also be adjusted to suit your palate. Love garlic? Add some garlic powder! Fan of Italian seasoning? Go for it! This is your chance to get creative with flavours.
  • Group 2 (The Crunch Factor): This group adds texture, bite and loads of flavour to your crackers. Nuts and dried fruits can be varied based on what you have in your pantry or your flavour preferences. Almonds, pecans, hazelnuts or even sunflower seeds can replace walnuts. Similarly, raisins, chopped dates, or even a mix of dried fruits can take the place of cranberries or figs. I like to add one sour fruit like cranberries, barberries, or sour cherries. The key is to maintain the balance of dry and wet ingredients so keep the grams the same.
  • Group 3 (The Liquid Gold): The liquid ingredients bind the dry mix and add moisture. While full cream milk is a great option, you can experiment with plant-based milk like almond or soy for a dairy-free version. Similarly, honey can be swapped with other natural sweeteners like agave syrup or maple syrup. Each change you make here will subtly alter the flavour profile of your crackers. How cool is that?
  • In my crackers, I add things to change the colour sometimes. Dark malt powder or charcoal from the health food store, go crazy.
A cooling rack with sliced crakers ready to dry out in the oven.

Experimentation is fun:

I urge you to use this recipe as a guide and feel free to swap ingredients based on availability, dietary preferences, or just to experiment with new flavours. The beauty of this recipe lies in its adaptability. Whether you’re making a batch for a cozy family gathering or a fancy cheese platter, these homemade gourmet crackers are sure to be a hit!

a cooling rack with sliced crakers ready to dry out in the oven.

Homemade Gourmet Crackers

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These gourmet crakers (inspired by the popular Olina's crackers) are so easy to make in a Thermomix. You have to try them, but watch out they're addictive.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Party food, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 8
Method Thermomix

Equipment

  • 1 Thermomix or similar

Ingredients
  

Group 1: The Dry Mix

  • 100 g Plain Flour
  • 60 g Wholemeal Flour
  • 15 g Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Custom Herb Blend or your favourite herbs
  • 1 tsp Sweet Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp Flaked Salt or ½ tsp fine salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper adjust to taste
  • 2 tsp Poppy Seeds or Sesame Seeds

Group 2: The Flavour

  • 50 g Rolled Oats not instant
  • 50 g Walnuts or your choice of nuts
  • 30 g Dried Cranberries or Barberries
  • 80 g Dried Figs Apricots, or Dates (your pick!)

Group 3: The Liquid Gold

  • 300 g Milk
  • 30 g Honey or Molasses or Malt Extract

Instructions
 

Prep Time:

  • Preheat your oven to 170°C and grease two mini loaf pans (or similar moulds).

Thermomix Magic:

  • Combine Group 1 ingredients in the Thermomix bowl. Mix for 5 seconds at speed 4.
  • Add Group 2, mixing for 4 seconds on reverse speed +3.
  • Scrape down the sides, add Group 3, and blend for another 4 seconds on reverse speed 4.

Bake and Wait:

  • Expect a runny mixture – that’s the secret!
  • Pour into moulds and bake for about 25 minutes (varies with mould size). Let the baked crackers cool before freezing them for easy slicing (about an hour).
  • The Final Crunch: Slice them thinly, spread on cooling racks, and toast them in the oven at 100°C. Keep an eye to avoid burning but you want them golden. Note: The fruit bits won’t crisp up.

Notes

Slice them as thin and as even as you can.  
You can keep the mini loaves in the freezer wrapped for up to 3 months.  Just take them out when you need them, slice them and toast them up in the oven.

There you have it! A batch of irresistible, Thermomix-made Gourmet Crackers, inspired by Olina’s but with your unique twist. Perfect for snacking or entertaining, these crackers are sure to impress. Don’t forget to share your creations and experiences in the comments. Happy baking! Oh and don’t forget, if you want to know how easy it is to make Persian or Gourmet Feta, have a look at my online course.

4 Comments

    1. I use the USA mini loaf pans but they’ll work in other pans. Just consider the shape you want them to be. The mix is pourable, it will fill whatever baking dish you have, for example it would not work in the biscotti pan.

  1. 5 stars
    Simple and delicious!! I like being able to use different shaped pans to make the cheese board look personalised.

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