- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (coarsely ground)
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme (crushed)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- Optional: Sea salt for sprinkling on top
Preheat the oven:
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix dry ingredients:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, black pepper, and crushed thyme until well combined.
Add wet ingredients:
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour in the extra virgin olive oil and water. Mix everything together until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry, you can add a little more water, a teaspoon at a time.
Knead the dough:
Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it for a couple of minutes until it becomes smooth.
Roll out the dough:
Roll out the dough into a thin sheet. You can use a rolling pin to achieve an even thickness. Aim for about 1/8 inch (3 mm) thickness.
Cut into crackers:
Use a sharp knife or a cookie cutter to cut the rolled-out dough into individual crackers. You can choose your desired shape and size.
Transfer to baking sheet:
Carefully transfer the cut crackers to the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one.
Optional: Sprinkle with sea salt:
If you like, you can sprinkle a small amount of sea salt on top of the crackers for extra flavor.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Keep an eye on them as baking times may vary depending on your oven.
Cool and enjoy:
Allow the crackers to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Once cooled, they are ready to be enjoyed with your favorite dips, cheeses, or on their own.
These Black Pepper and Thyme Olive Oil Crackers are a delightful and flavorful addition to any appetizer spread or a great snack on their own.