Feta Cheese and Cumin Crackers

Feta Cheese and Cumin Crackers

Rather like a savory and earthy whole wheat cookie with salty and tangy Feta cheese and aromatic, spicy ground roasted cumin seeds, these crackers puff up a bit in the oven but hold together perfectly, while maintaining a delightful chewiness. They are an ideal accompaniment to soups, such as with spicy sweet potato and peanut soup with black beans.


Feta Cheese and Cumin CrackersFeta Cheese and Cumin Crackers
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Adapted from Sunita's World
Published on February 2, 2009

Savory and chewy whole wheat, Feta cheese and roasted cumin crackers

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Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, roasted and ground
  • 1 cup all-purpose or spelt flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup milk
Instructions:
  • Tossing or stirring frequently, toast the cumin seeds in a dry skillet or small saucepan over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until the seeds have darkened a few shades and are fragrant. Remove from heat and grind to a fine powder in a spice mill or coffee grinder.

  • Preheat an oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl, combine the cumin, flours, baking soda, salt, olive oil and Feta. Rub together with your fingers to combine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • Make a well in the center of the mixture and pour in the milk. Stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix.

  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Divide the dough in half. On a well floured board, roll the dough out until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into roughly 2 1/2 inch rounds and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Roll out the extra dough and repeat.

  • Prick the rounds with a fork and bake for 25 minutes or until the crackers are browned on the top. Remove from heat and cool on a wire rack.

Makes about 20 crackers

Feta Cheese and Cumin Crackers

Other cracker recipes from Lisa's Kitchen:
Spicy Parmesan Crackers
Rice Crackers
Lime Biscuit Thins

22 comments:

Trupti said...

craker looks very delicious & nice photos

buericana said...

Yum. I am definitely trying these this weekend.

Usha said...

Crackers look just lovely :-)

sunita said...

Glad you loved the crackers, Lisa :-)

Ricki said...

I'm the same way with cookbooks/ blogs! These crackers look wonderful, and so perfectly uniform!

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Lovely and healthy too...what an awesome recipe!

Alka said...

when health factor matches the taste of food,there is nothing more lovelier than that.So obviously loved these healthy savoury cookies(i actually can't eat sweet ones since i have no sweet tooth)

Jayashree Mudaliar said...

Wooowwwww these look so healthy and delicious...would definately try it out soon... :)

Soma said...

Yep I remember seeing these at sunita's. Lovely flavors here.

Vanamala said...

Looks like to difficult to make..
nice pic...

Pierrette said...

I had been looking for just this type of recipe that you for sharing.

Pierrette from Wiseman Conspiracy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe. Sounds terrific!

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Cheers.

John

Ivy said...

I also bookmarked them from Sunita's blog but haven't made them yet. Now I am convinced to make them earlier than planned.

Darius T. Williams said...

I've got a chicken salad that this would be DELICIOUS with.

Gattina said...

I can't resist neither! I adore feta and cumin, your beautiful crackers just hit my spot!

Dawn said...

I adore this creative combo!

Netts Nook said...

They look great cumin adds so much flavor to anything.

karuna said...

crackers look yummy. but i dont have spelt flour, what could i use instead?

Lisa said...

Hi Karuna;

You could use rye flour, or even just use whole wheat flour. It might be fun to try rice flour as a substitute too.

Holler said...

I am making these soon. They sound and look amazing and I cannot believe how simple they are.

s said...

This sounds amazing..though can I subs spelt flour with anything else?

Lisa said...

Unbleached white flour can be used instead of spelt flour. Enjoy!