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Butter Crackers

Yields1 Serving

Butter Crackers

 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
 2 Tbsp. oat bran (optional)
 1 Tbsp. sugar
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1/2 tsp. salt, plus extra for sprinkling
 3 Tbsp. butter, chilled
 1 Tbsp. olive or canola oil
 1/4 cup water
 1 egg
 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 400F.


In a medium bowl, combine the flour, oat bran, sugar, baking powder and 1/2 t. salt. Add the butter and oil and blend with a pastry blender, fork or your fingers until the mixture is crumbly. Add the water and stir until the dough forms a ball.


Let it rest on the countertop for 15 minutes, then roll out on a lightly floured surface to about a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into shapes (a fluted round cutter mimics Ritz crackers) or squares with a knife and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.


Poke the crackers with a fork. In a small dish, stir the egg with a spoonful of water and brush the crackers with egg wash. Bake for 5-8 minutes, until golden.


Brush the crackers with melted butter and top with a pinch of salt while still warm.