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Black Sesame Crackers

Impress everyone by making your own crackers - no one will know how simple it is!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Snack
Author: Scott Duncan, ©2010


  • ½ C whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ C all purpose flour
  • ¼ C black sesame seeds
  • 1 t salt
  • ½ t ground black pepper
  • ¾ C water more or less
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 t sea salt divided


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sesame seeds, salt, and pepper.
  • Add oil and about 10 T water to start (3/4 C, less 2 T) mix until combined. Add a little more water if necessary.
  • Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for 60-90 seconds. The dough should not be sticky.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal parts.
  • Working with one piece at a time, roll dough out until very thin.
  • Dock the dough all over with a fork.
  • Sprinkle with ¼ t of sea salt and press lightly into dough.
  • Cut dough into rectangles approximately 2” x 3”.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes, making sure the crackers don’t get too dark.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack.


You can certainly use traditional light sesame seeds. I just think the black ones add some visual interest to the crackers.