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Black and White Sesame Crackers

These vegan Black and White Sesame Crackers are a real crowd pleaser! Serve them with hummus and you’ll have the perfect finger food for any party!

sesame crackers served with hummus

Homemade crackers are my go-to snack for parties and potlucks. Everyone loves them. They are easy to make. They are quick to make. Perfect!

What I love about these crackers is that

  • they are quick to make (done in 25 minutes max!)
  • you can prepare them in advance (if you let them cool off completely, then store them in a jar, you can make them even days ahead and they will stay crispy!)
  • they are totally versatile (you can experiment with different herbs, spices, seeds,… I will link more cracker recipes below!)
  • they require only basic staple ingredients (flour, baking powder, sesame seeds, salt, water, oil)

How to make crackers

As always, you will find the full recipe in the recipe box below.

But to give you an idea of how easy these are, here are the basic steps:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sesame seeds). 
  2. Add the wet ingredients (water and oil).
  3. Knead to a dough. 
  4. Roll the dough out. 
  5. Use a pizza cutter to cut the crackers. 
  6. Bake.

Sounds easy, right?! It is!

sesame crackers dipped in hummus

Tips for Making the perfect crackers

  • The consistency of the dough: Flour, water, even altitude matter when making the dough, so it’s best to trust your instincts a bit when making the dough. Add water until you can make a smooth dough. If you’re not sure, it’s best to make it too wet than too dry, you can always work more flour into the dough while rolling out the crackers. A wetter dough is easier to roll out than one that is hard and crumbly.
  • The cracker thickness: Roll out the dough as thin and as even as possible. This ensures even baking! If they are not thin enough, they will be rather chewy than crispy. The best way to do this is to roll out the dough on a lightly floured parchment paper, cut them, and then carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto the baking sheet. It also helps if you take your time rolling out the dough..sometimes it looks like it doesn’t get any thinner. Then I walk away for one minute and come back..then the dough has relaxed a bit and can be rolled out easier and thinner.
  • Rolling pin: A proper rolling pin helps a lot with rolling the dough evenly. It works best with a large rolling pin with rotating handles.
  • Baking times: All ovens are different. Keep a close eye on them if you make them the first time. If a few of them start to puff up a bit, that’s a good sign! They should get slightly golden/brown. If you’re not sure, they should be crispy to the touch.

Serve them with …

Crackers are the perfect dipping vehicle for all kinds of dips. Here are a couple of my favs!

sesame crackers served with hummus

More Vegan Cracker Recipes you will love!

You know I LOVE CRACKERS, so I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! If you do give them a try, let me know! I always love hearing your feedback on my recipes. Give them a rating to help other users decide if they are worth trying!

Cheers, Bianca

sesame crackers dipped in hummus

Black and White Sesame Crackers

Bianca / Elephantastic Vegan
These vegan Black and White Sesame Crackers are a real crowd pleaser! Serve them with hummus and you'll have the perfect finger food for any party!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 bowl
Calories 674 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons black sesame seeds
  • 3 teaspoons white sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
  • In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, black and white sesame seeds, and salt. Then add in the olive oil and water. Mix with a large wooden spoon until it comes together and knead with your hand until it's a smooth dough. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Add more water if it's too crumbly.
  • On a lightly floured parchment paper, roll out the dough as thin and even as possible. Use more flour if you need to.
  • Cut the dough with a pizza cutter length- and widthwise into individual crackers. Carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes until they get crispy. Let them cool off a bit before digging in. They're delicious with homemade hummus!

Notes

To store them: Let them cool off completely, then put them in an air-tight jar. This way they should stay crispy and delicious for days! 
Tips for making perfect crackers
  • The consistency of the dough: Flour, water, even altitude matter when making the dough, so it’s best to trust your instincts a bit when making the dough. Add water until you can make a smooth dough. If you’re not sure, it’s best to make it too wet than too dry, you can always work more flour into the dough while rolling out the crackers. A wetter dough is easier to roll out than one that is hard and crumbly.
  • The cracker thickness: Roll out the dough as thin and as even as possible. This ensures even baking! If they are not thin enough, they will be rather chewy than crispy. The best way to do this is to roll out the dough on a lightly floured parchment paper, cut them, and then carefully pull the parchment paper with the crackers onto the baking sheet. It also helps if you take your time rolling out the dough..sometimes it looks like it doesn’t get any thinner. Then I walk away for one minute and come back..then the dough has relaxed a bit and can be rolled out easier and thinner.
  • Rolling pin: A proper rolling pin helps a lot with rolling the dough evenly. It works best with a large rolling pin with rotating handles.
  • Baking times: All ovens are different. Keep a close eye on them if you make them the first time. If a few of them start to puff up a bit, that’s a good sign! They should get slightly golden/brown. If you’re not sure, they should be crispy to the touch.

Nutrition

Calories: 674kcalCarbohydrates: 122gProtein: 18gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1175mgPotassium: 369mgFiber: 5gCalcium: 227mgIron: 9mg
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