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The other week, I forgot my headphones on the train and had the pleasure of listening to a woman talk about her search for the perfect pair of shoes for a dress she had bought. For 25 minutes.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I like a good shoe.  Dresses are my jam. But, I struggled with the effort this woman went to to find these shoes and the fact that she took 25 minutes to relay this to the person on the other end of the phone.
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She searched high and low. She went into vintage shoe shops.  She hit the high street.  She scoured the internet. She suffered from all extremes of, what I call, The Goldilocks Complex.  Some were too high or too short.  They were too shiny or not shiny enough.   She went to lengths that I neither had the time or patience for.
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Which made me think, have I ever put that much effort into searching for something? And I came to the conclusion that I hadn’t.
Until Mr Honey & Dough and I went hiking and we came across a bank of wild garlic. I then proceeded to explain to him the lengths I have gone to to find wild garlic near our house.  That conversation lasted for well over 25minutes.  Oops.

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(Recipe based on this one)

Ingredients

225gr plain flour (plus a little extra for rolling)
Large pinch of table salt
Large pinch of caster sugar
Small pinch of ground black pepper
15 wild garlic leaves, washed and patted dry (around 50gr)
3tbsp melted butter
125ml water

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Method

1, In a large bowl, sift the flour with the salt and sugar.
2, Rip the wild garlic leaves into pieces and grind them in a mortar and pestle with the melted butter until you have a thick paste.  Alternatively, you can stick them in a blender with half of the water and pulse until you have a bright green paste.
3, Pour the wild garlic paste into the bowl with half the water (if you didn’t use it before) and stir well.  Gradually add in the remaining water and keep on bringing the dough together until it comes into a green ball of dough. You might not need all of the water, or you may need a little bit more. I made a batch of these in my stand mixer and the dough came together really quickly if you’re feeling lazy.
4, Preheat your oven to 220o/c and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
5, Dust your worktop with a little flour and divide the dough in half.  Roll the dough out with a rolling pin until it is 5-3mm thin. Cut into pieces.  You can either measure and cut or just go ham with a pizza cutter (a la moi).

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6, Pop the crackers on the lined baking sheets and prod each one with a fork a couple of times so they don’t puff up.  You can sprinkle them with a little more salt here if you fancy.
7, Bake for 10-12minutes or until they are just going golden.

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7 thoughts on “Wild Garlic Crackers

  1. Ema Jones says:

    Can I replace caster sugar with coconut sugar?

    1. Hi Ema. I haven’t baked with coconut sugar before so don’t know if it would affect them; however, because it’s such a small amount it should be fine to replace it (or leave it out entirely). Hope that helps!

      1. Ema Jones says:

        Coconut sugar takes more time to blend than normal sugar, its texture is coarse, but it enhances the flavor and people fond of the coconut flavor, enjoy it to the fullest, that is what my learning says.

  2. Jo says:

    These sound yummy, especially with a sneaky chunk of cheese 😉

    Love your story too. Poor Goldilocks lady, hahaha. I remember going to great lengths to find Birds Custard Powder just when I started uni. I swear I must have walked the length of Edinburgh trying to find some. I couldn’t believe that it wasn’t in any of the small supermarkets near my halls of residence. I did find a tub, eventually!

    1. Yes to eating these with cheese! Just need to find a way to sneak the cheese INTO the recipe now… Good on you for sticking it out and hunting for the elusive custard, glad you found it in the end!

  3. Umm…so where do I find wild garlic need me? Because I need all the garlic.

  4. Ruth says:

    I am a huge fan of wild garlic and these look delicious. Jo’s right – a bit of cheese on top would be perfect!

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