SPICY RICE FLOUR CRACKERS.

When cleaning out the kitchen cupboards this weekend, I stumbled across some long-forgotten rice flour. I decided to create something light and easy to snack on. This gluten free recipe is also packed with sunflower seeds adding a slight crunch to the texture. The crackers turn out a beautiful golden orange shade so look great on display!

INGREDIENTS.

-1 cup rice flour

-1 tablespoon coconut oil

-handful of sunflower seeds

-3 tsp paprika

-1 tsp cayenne pepper

-3 tsp ground ginger

-salt and pepper for seasoning

Makes 24 crackers.

METHOD.

Preheat the oven to 200°.

Combine the flour and spices making sure they are mixed thoroughly. Then season generously. Now add the sunflower seeds. You could also add flaxseeds, chia seeds or any other nut or grain to alter the texture.

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Melt the coconut oil and then mix into the flour mixture. Add cold water, a tablespoon at a time, whilst stirring the dough. Repeat until you are able to mould the dough into a ball.

Cover a flat surface with rice flour. Using a rolling pin, flatten the dough. When flat, cut into sections using either a knife of a stencil of your choice. Place cut outs on a baking tray covered in baking parchment.

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Bake in the oven at 200° for roughly 7-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the crackers. Remember that the crackers will not turn brown before they are ready but will remain a orangey shade from the spices. Leave to cool!

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These delicious and healthy crackers go perfectly with cheese and chutney, or can be dipped in hummus. They can even be made in smaller, bitesize pieces to be served as canapes, topped with whatever you fancy!

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