You have most likely heard us speak on the staffing issues the food industry is currently facing. Well, our kitchen has not escaped, I'm sad to say - and try as we might, we are struggling to maintain a full compliment for our weekly cycle.
Our new Kitchen Manager Lindsay and I sat down to look through some of the more difficult to train/higher burnout products on our weekly menu, and our Super Seed crackers came immediately to mind. They're super delish, but in the quantity we're making them, unsustainably complicated, and difficult to train as a result.
In steps the angel that is Erica, from Extraordinary Snacks! She and her team have a kitchen outside of town pumping out gorgeous raw delicacies (take a peek here, and if there's something you'd love to see us stock from her, let us know) and we're in love with her Party Crisps. Crunchy, oniony and umami to the roof, we think they'll pair beautifully with our spread recipes and good news - the pricing is just a teensy bit higher!
But that's not all, mwahaha! We've got another gift for you.
If you love our crackers, and want to try your hand at them, we're posting the recipe below!
Meantime - look for more amazing goodness from Erica's neck of the woods on upcoming menus - we love her products, and she's got a number of neat makers in her wake that we will be offering select products from as well.
Thanks for your support and understanding as we navigate what continues to be strange, strange times. And enjoy these new artisanal products as we roll them out :)
Super Seed Crackers (makes appx 30 pieces)
1/2 cup chia seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1/2 cup pepitas 1/3 cup black sesame seeds 1/3 cup white sesame seeds 1 cup water 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp salt pinch black pepper
Preheat the oven to 325F and line a half sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix the seeds together. In a blender, blend the water, garlic, and onion. Whisk well. Pour the water mixture onto the seeds and stir until thick and combined.
Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet with the back of a smooth measuring cup until it’s less than 1/4 inch thick. Use your fingers to check for even thin-ness! Bake at 350F for 8-12 minutes, checking for browning pepitas. Remove from oven, carefully flip with gloved hands, remove parchment paper carefully, then slice away rough edges and set aside for snacking to bake on a separate pan.
Slice crackers using pizza cutter 5 rows by 6 columns, bake another 6-8 mins until dry and crackery to touch. Store in an air-tight container up to 3 weeks!