Next time you're entertaining, why not consider baking your own crackers? They take no time to throw together and you will most likely have everything you need in your cupboard right now. They are great served with a cheese platter, and would even make a nice gift for a dinner party host.
Sea Salt and Rosemary Crackers
1.75 cups plain flour 1 tablespoon freshly chopped rosemary, plus another teaspoon for dusting
1 teaspoon baking powder 0.75 teaspoon salt 0.5 cup water 0.3 cup olive oil plus some extra for brushing
Coarse sea salt
Preheat the oven to 230°C and place two baking trays in the oven to heat.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add your chopped rosemary. Slowly mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon while you add the oil, and then the water.
On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 15 seconds until it comes together in a ball.
Divide the dough into 3 pieces and place each of them on a large piece of baking paper. Roll out the dough – it can be any shape, as long as it's very thin. Brush the dough with olive oil, and add a few rosemary sprigs, pressing into place. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
Place the dough and paper onto the warmed baking trays and bake for 8-10 minutes or until they are golden and have some darker spots on them. Cool on a wire rack.
Once completely cooled, break up into large pieces and store in an air-tight container. These should keep for about a week, if they last that long.