Recipe for homemade wheat crackers!

I've been planning to figure out how to make homemade crackers for ages and have never gotten around to it. 

I found some great wholewheat organic flour last week and figured it was time to give it a go. 

I gave it a bit of thought. We didn't want them to rise, right, so plain flour, no yeast. No egg. No sugar. What about rolling out plain old flour and water? 

Here is my first batch:

Kinda cracker like, but they puffed up. Must prick them with a fork. Also: pretty darn tasteless.

Next batch:

The addition of salt and seeds improved them, but they're still too thick. 

Take number three:


You know, I don't want to sound big-headed but they're pretty darn good.

Really good!

In fact, Adam has declared that they might be the best thing I've ever made up, like, ever. 

The chunky salt on top (of the second batch) was too, um, salty, so I put the salt in the third batch and they taste much better. 

Here's how to make them:

Homemade wheat crackers


2 cups plain wholewheat (wholemeal) flour

¾ cup water

½ tsp salt (dissolved in the water)


Mix the flour and the salty water together to form a dough. Give it a bit of a knead, it needs to feel smooth. Roll it out as thin as you can. Cut it into rectangles or use a biscuit cutter for round crackers. Dab the top of the crackers with wet fingers and sprinkle with seeds (adds flavour, the water makes them stick.) Prick with a fork and bake on 180°C for approx 15 mins and watch them closely. As soon as they begin to brown, pull them out. 

That's it. Cracking crackers on your plate. Made from scratch. So you know exactly what's in them.


Next: gotta figure out rice crackers.


13 Comments on “Recipe for homemade wheat crackers!

September 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

You’ve cracked it! (sorry – couldn’t resist)

September 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Ahh Catriona, you crack me up!

For some reason I am remembering how bad you are at Balderdash because you can’t help but make silly definitions and you can’t keep a straight face. Then again, you are good at making us laugh.

September 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm

looks great… love your blog

Alex Nolan
September 23, 2010 at 12:21 am

Now I eat a LOT of cheese…. That’s not your bog-standard cheddar (although delicious), or value rubbish- I mean yummy cheese. Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, stilton, manchego, SERIOUS cheese. But you know what really annoys me? Realising I have no crackers to eat the cheese off (which, although I love the crackers, is really just a platform to get the cheese from plate to mouth). I think you have just become (as if you weren’t before) my cooking/baking/catering guru-goddess (previously, Nigella).
Thanks for a fab recipe, that I can guarantee I have always got all the ingredients for – and I can still have cheese and crackers within half an hour of thinking about it… Wonderful! xxx

September 23, 2010 at 5:35 am

Yum. I can eat crackers for England (and am happy to try, should there be such a contest).

September 23, 2010 at 8:48 am

They look great Fi. The recipe I’ve used in the past has quite a bit of butter in it. Once I accidently got the proportions wrong and ended up with about twice the amount butter in them – they were pretty much like a Salada. The kids loved them, needless to say! But I won’t be doing that again. Makes you think about how much fat and extra stuff is in the bought ones.

September 23, 2010 at 10:46 am

Looks good and sounds easy! Must remember to try this recipe. Thanks for configuring!

September 23, 2010 at 11:42 am

Yummy! Need to make my own batch soon!
And I love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration and laughs. I do want to start a blog….one day!

Hear Mum Roar
September 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Oh, yum! I love any sort of crunchy carby thing. Especially savoury crackers. Nigel once made a sao-ey kind of cracker with just plain white flour and water, they were delicious

September 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm

Yes I really want to try them with plain white flour Ive just run out! I think Ive got some on back order with my weekly fruit veg… Will try them out!

March 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I am so excited to find this! Like you, I’ve been meaning to try to make my own crackers for quite some time now and I have no more excuses!

Thanks also for providing me with one more way to do something from home and from scratch rather than continuing to buy products from people I don’t know. I appreciate it!

April 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Thanks for sharing this recipe…I’ve unsuccessfully attempted many cracker recipes and haven’t been happy with any of them…I’ll have to take your word for it and give them a go!

July 31, 2012 at 11:40 am

So, the first time I tried this I was too excited to be bothered reading the instructions properly, and I didn’t prick them. Also, my flour had gone off… Not only were they puffy, but also they tasted bitter. The good news is that attempt #2 was a complete success! You really have to get it as thin as possible, hey!? Instead of topping the crackers with sesame seeds I added about 1 1/2 tbs of them to the mix. Delicious! Still easy to roll out. Thanks for this. I’ll keep practising till I get them just right 🙂


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