OK First let me say when I say these are the Best Crackers In The World, that's a very American expression and it simply means they're very good, I know there are other good crackers in the world. I discovered these at a friend's Bday party, and had to have the recipe; I had a hard time exercising polite self-control and leaving some for anybody else. They are so easy to make! They have no flour! All you need is: 2 cups of flax seeds, 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds, 2 Tablespoons of sesame seeds, 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil, 4 cups of water, cayenne pepper, salt. Utensils: Parchment paper, 2 cookie sheets, deep skillet or pot.
Boil the water. In the skillet on medium heat pour the oil, add the seeds. Stir them til they are well coated and warm, but keep them from roasting. One cup at a time add the boiling water stirring continuously in the same direction. The seeds will absorb the water and get "gooey"! Add the water one cup at a time til all in while stirring, you should end up with a somewhat thick cake-like batter. Turn off the heat.
Cover your 2 cookie sheets with oiled parchment paper (I use olive oil spray), pour 1/2 the batter on each. With another oiled sheet of parchment paper flatten the batter to a thin layer. I cover the batter with a sheet and roll a glass over it to even it out . Then remove the top sheet of paper. Ideally you have a thin even layer. Sprinkle cayenne sparingly and press in with the oiled paper so the spice sets in.
Place in preheated oven at 300 for 1.5 hrs. Every 1/2 hour alternate which tray is on top and bottom, unless you have a bigger oven then mine and they fit side by side!
Pull out, sprinkle with salt, let cool. Break them into pieces. You can experiment with the proportions of seeds, the higher the proportion of sunflower or pumpkin, the more "rustic" and hearty the cracker. Also experiment with adding different herbs and spices: in my last batch I added garlic and thyme to the batter.
These go great with: tapenade, cheeses, patés, guacamole, artichoke dip, awesome with butter and smoked salmon! Honey also.