Homemade Saltines Crackers
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces
- Sea salt flakes (like Maldon)
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190Cº). Line an 11-inch by 17-inch (28 cm by 43 cm) baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to blend. Add the butter and pulse about 10 times, until the flour resembles a coarse meal. Add ⅓ cup cold water, and pulse until it forms a scraggly-looking dough.
- Lightly flour a counter or cutting board. Scrape the dough onto the counter, and knead a few times to form a smooth dough. Cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let rest for 15 minutes.
- On the same counter or cutting board, roll dough out into a ⅛-inch thick sheet. Cut dough into 1 ½-inch squares. You can re-roll the scraps once. Place the cutouts on the prepared pan. Use a skewer to prick little marks in the top, like you see on crackers from the grocery store, if desired. Sprinkle lightly with some salt flakes.
- Bake until the crackers are barely golden around the edges, 14 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store crackers in an airtight tin for up to 1 week.