The other day, I was asking my mother to suggest some snacks recipe for my 2 year old son that can be stored for a week or so. She suggested me the good old wheat biscuits(crackers is a term I got aquainted with from the food blogging world.)Wheat biscbuits are nothing but deep fried wheat crackers..After the success of Nippatu, I decided to bake the wheat biscuits instead of deep frying them..Son liked the biscuits, atleast he ate them without spitting.
Ingredients to make around 100 bite sized crackers
Whole wheat flour/Aata: 1 cup Sesame seeds: 2 tsp Red chilly powder: a pinch(can be increased) Butter: 3 tbsp(melted) Refined Oil: 1/4th cup(or a little less) Water at room temperature: around 3 to 4 tbsp or just needed to make the dough Salt to taste
1. Mix all the above ingredients except water in a bowl to get a crumbly dough. 2. Add water a little at a time to the above mixture to make a soft dough.(like roti dough) 3. Cover the bowl with a lid and set aside for 30 minutes. 4. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and make balls out of them. 5. Pre heat the oven to 150 degree C. 6. Roll each ball as much as possible using a rolling pin and cut bite sized diamonds.(I did this using pizza cutter) 7. Bake in a baking tray covered with parchement paper for 5 to 10 minutes or until the crackers turn light brown. I flipped the crackers half way through in the oven for even baking.
Cripsy baked snack time wheat crackers are ready.
Note: If pizza cutter is not available, big diamonds are squares can be made using knife. I divided the dough into 4 equal parts because my baking tray could hold only around 25 cut dough at a time which was equal to one ball. The baked crackers were crispy but did not have a melt in mouth texture. I think cold butter would help in attaining that kind of a texture. Will try the next time. But my son liked it as it was.