Appetizers

Homemade Crispy Crackers

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Served on a large wooden cheese board with figs, goat cheese, warm olives and lavender honey, this seasonal appetizer is a delicious centrepiece.

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1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup cold water
1 egg
1 tbsp water
1tsp coarse or flaky salt
WHISK flour with 2 tbsp sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Using your fingers, work butter into the flour until it becomes crumbly. Gradually add water until it starts to form a ball. Add more water, 1 tbsp at a time, if needed. Divide dough into 4 portions and form into logs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. PREHEAT oven to 425F. On a lightly floured counter, roll 1 log of dough into a long thin rectangle, about 6 × 16 in. Cut into 6 rectangles or triangles. Arrange on a cookie sheet and prick all over with a fork. Beat egg lightly with water, then lightly brush over each cracker. Sprinkle with some of remaining sesame seeds and coarse salt. BAKE in centre of oven, flipping crackers over halfway through, until crisp, 11 to 13 min. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve with goat cheese, fresh figs, warmed olives and lavender honey. Make-ahead tip: Dough can be made up to 2 days ahead. Keep refrigerated. Storage tip: Crackers keep well, in a covered container at room temperature, up to 1 week.
Nutritions

Calories
57

Sodium
27mg
1% DV

Fat
3g
4% DV

Protein
1g
2% DV

Carbs
6g
2% DV

Fiber
0.9g
3% DV

Low-and-slow baked baby back ribs feature a zesty dry rub, sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, and tender, fall-off-the-bone meat! There's no need to tend to a grill or a smoker, because the oven does all of the work. Serve the southern oven baked baby back ribs alongside coleslaw, cornbread, collard greens or mac and cheese for an easy dinner that the whole family will love!

Dry Rub:
1 c brown sugar
1/3 c smoked paprika
1/4 c kosher salt
8 t chili powder
8 t onion powder
8 t garlic powder
Ribs:
2 racks baby back ribs ( about 3.5 lbs. total )
1 c bbq dry rub
bbq sauce ( for basting and serving )
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  • Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat the oven to 300° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the ingredients for the dry rub. Set...
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Nutritions

Calories
772

Sodium
11524mg
480% DV

Fat
27g
43% DV

Protein
37g
75% DV

Carbs
95g
32% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV