Thursday 6 June 2013


My idea of vegan junk food is a bowl of saltine crackers. Tired of the shop bought variety, I rolled up my sleeves and made my own. I was in a bit of a hurry when I made this batch so they came out in all kinds of strange and wonderful shapes and sizes. If you're a neat freak then feel free to make yours more square and uniform. If anything, at least it proves that I baked these myself and didn't throw a bunch of Ritz crackers in a bowl!

I realise that adding chilli to everything doesn't automatically make it more African, let alone Nigerian. I mean, I'd hate to perpetuate the stereotype that we eat, drink and breathe spicy food. Well, sort of...

- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup wholegrain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup sunflower oil (and a little extra for brushing)
- Warm water
- Chilli powder
- Salt

Place the baking powder, all-purpose and wholegrain flour in a large mixing bowl and add the oil. Start to add the water a little bit at a time, kneading as you go along, until you have a firm and slightly elastic dough. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes to combine the ingredients.

Roll the dough out very thinly on a lightly floured surface. Grab a knife (in a non-violent way) and cut the rolled out dough into your desired shapes. Lift the crackers very gently onto to lined baking sheet and prick each one with a fork.

Mix a little water and oil in a small bowl. Brush the crackers with this oil-water mixture before sprinkling with salt and chilli.

Bake in a pre-heated oven, gas mark 6, for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.



  1. I just remembered I was supposed to do a post for you! I am so sorry! totally forgot!!! :( Love your blog btw!

    1. Thanks Lohi! :) Yes, would still love to have a guest post from you! I've been waiting ever so patiently lol
      Thanks again for dropping by, I'm about to go have a little wander around your blog :)

  2. saltine crackers are one of my fave snacks so I will be trying this one for sure...thanks for the recipe!

    1. You are most welcome :) I could eat these all day!