Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

Crispy cracker with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

As said one of those days, if you expect a movie to come out for a year and more, you can't simply escort her with some simple salted crisps. Give her the special pat-pat-well-played that she deserves. So initially for that purpose,  we made some crunchy popcorn mouthfuls covered with cheese. Today you stay in the the "crispiness territory" for some crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds. The idea arose when I decided to replace my favorite Doritos with something healthier. So...

Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

(make for 1 bowl)

Ingredients:

:: 1 cup flour

:: 1 cup of frozen corn

:: Dijon Mustard (that with the mustard seeds)

:: poppy seeds

:: virgin olive oil

:: Salt, ground pepper, sweet paprika

Procedure:

1) Allow the corn to defrost and grind it in the blender. Then, mix flour with spices, add the corn porridge and knead until you have a dough ball ready for molding.

2) With a rolling pin roll a very thin sheet of dough, 2-3 mm preferably. Do not forget to sprinkle the kitchen counter and the surface of the dough with flour, so that the dough doesn't stick.

3) Mix the oil with a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and a sharp teaspoon of poppy seeds and with a silicone brush spread the mixture over the dough sheet.

4) Take the biggest baking pan you have, place a baking sheet on and carefully lift and place the dough sheet on it. Bake at 200 °C for 15 minutes (but check often, so that it won't burn on the edges). When you get a golden-brown color, it's ready. Let it cool down and break it into pieces.

5) Serve with a red hot sauce or with a corn sauce (corn porridge, salt, pepper, tabasco, olive oil and a little lemon).

Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds
Crispy crackers with a crust of mustard and poppy seeds

I hope that they will keep you a good (and crunchy) company in your next movie!

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!

Cheesy Crackers with Mushrooms, Dill & Rosemary

Cheesy Crackers with mushrooms, dill and rosemary

What I love to do is host small gatherings for my friends at my place, prepare something delicious to eat, usually something cheesy (cheese plates or my famous stuffed with melting cheese bread ) and accompany it with red wine and board games (do you play Munckin, it's super addictive). And we all know that cheese and crackers are meant to be together. It's love at first sight food relationship. So some time now I was trying to find a variation of the classic cracker recipe that you can find here and there in the internet. And I think I finally did so. 

Cheesy Crackers with mushrooms, dill and rosemary - the ingrediants

Cheesy Crackers with mushrooms, dill and rosemary

(make prox. 25 round crackers)

Ingredients

:: 1 cup of flour

:: 1/2 of  water, room temperature

:: 1/2 cup shredded cheese

:: 4-5 dried mushrooms

:: 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature

:: a small bunch of dill

:: 10 leaves of fresh rosemary

: 1/2 teaspoon salt

:: ground pepper & sweet paprika

Procedure:

1 hour before starting cooking, let dry mushrooms soak in a 1/2 a cup of hot water.

Preheat oven at 250°C before doing anything else. Then, in a big bowl combine all dry ingredients (flour, shredded cheese, butter finely chopped mushrooms, dill, rosemary and seasonings) and either with hands or with a food processor combine them well. Then add water. Preferably use the water that you soaked the mushrooms in it, for extra flavor. Knead the dough until you have a moist but not wet one.

Remove dough from bowl and roll out on a floured surface. Roll so dough is about 1/2 inch thick and cut into small circles using a jar's cup (like me) or any other cookie cutter to create shapes.

Bake at 250°C for 15-20 minutes. The crackers will slightly puff as they bake. Just keep an eye on them and when the edges are golden brown and crispy looking then you know they are done. Store in an air tight container for up to a week

Cheesy Crackers with mushrooms, dill and rosemary

Happy cooking ya' all!

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!