Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Salty Blueberry Crispbreads














I made these little crispbreads with the idea that they would be a handy snack for the kids. But then we adults opened a bottle of wine and suddenly tomorrows school lunch boxes seemed a million miles away.


Salty Blueberry Crispbreads
slightly adapted from Dan Lepard's The Handmade Loaf
Makes 32

200g stone ground wholemeal flour
100g plain flour (I used "00" flour)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
30g unsalted butter, softened
80g dried blueberries, finely chopped
125g cool water
Sumac for sprinkling
Sea salt flakes for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 220C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.

Put both flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips, until it is well incorporated and resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add the blueberries and mix through. Add the water and scrunch the dough together with your hands. Bring it into a ball and place it onto a lightly floured work surface.

Divide the dough into two equal portions. Leave one portion in the bowl and cover to stop it from drying out and take the other portions and roll it out until it is a 5mm thick square. Using a sharp pastry scraper, knife or pizza cutter, cut it into 16 squares. Prick each square a few times with a fork, brush the tops with a little water and sprinkle with sumac and a few flakes of sea salt. Place them on the prepared baking tray and bake for about 10 - 12 minutes, until they are slightly golden and a little bit puffed. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Follow the same method with the other portion of dough.

16 comments:

  1. This looks like the perfect snack!

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    1. Thank you. I ate about 6 without coming up for air.

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  2. Jen, these are fantastic and your photos are crazy gorgeous!!

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    1. Thanks Marie. I got lucky with the light.

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  3. I love your photos. I also love dried blueberries and have some just looking for a treat to be put into. These are perfect! I love to have this kind of crispy snack, salty and sweet, on hand.

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    1. Thanks Jamie. That means a lot coming from you. These are super snack food.

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  4. How interesting is that! With a bottle of wine? Love iittt :)

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  5. I bet these are amazing with some good nutty cheese! Love the sweet salty combo!

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    1. We had some Manchego with them. So good.

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  6. I just love these, they look wonderful. I bet these are delicious with a glass of wine!

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    1. We had wine.. and cheese. They were good.

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  7. Every time I buy dried blueberries they never make it further than just a snack by the handful. I can't wait to try these crispbreads. I bet they won't last long in our house either!

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    1. I know what you mean about dried blueberries. Once I pop, I can't stop.

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  8. I've never actually seen dried blueberries available for purchase. They sound delicious in these crispbreads though... did you eat them with cheese? Ah, it's a couple of hours from my hometime at work (Friday night!) and now you've got me dreaming about these delicious crunchy snacks with a bottle of wine...

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    1. Dried blueberries are in the supermarkets near the craisins and goji berries Laura. We ate them with Manchego and a Shiraz... and all was well with the world.

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