• House-Made Seed Crackers with Spicy Red Grapes, Mascarpone and Honey

    Ingredients

    Homemade crackers

    Yield: 16 small bites

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Whole wheat flour
      4 oz.
    • All-purpose flour
      3 ½ oz.
    • Flax seeds, ground
      2 Tbsp.
    • Sunflower seeds, toasted, chopped
      2 Tbsp.
    • Sesame seeds
      2 Tbsp.
    • Sea salt
      1 tsp.
    • Baking powder
      1 tsp.
    • Olive oil
      3 Tbsp.
    • Water
      5-6 fl. oz.
    • Flour
      for dusting

    Fresh grape topping

    • Ingredients
      Amount
    • Red grapes, sliced
      ½ cup
    • Serrano, charred
      1 ea.
    • Fennel bulb, minced fine
      ¼ cup
    • Scallions, roots removed, minced
      1 ea.
    • Olive oil
      3 Tbsp.
    • Lime juice
      1 Tbsp.
    • Kosher salt
      ½ tsp.
    • Cayenne
      a pinch
    • Red grapes, halved
      ½ cup
    • Mascarpone cheese
      ½ cup
    • Honey, warmed
      as needed
    • Malden salt
      as needed

    Method

    1. For the crackers: In a medium bowl whisk together both flours, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, salt, and baking powder. Add the olive oil and stir until combined. Add the water and stir to combine and create a firm dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead 4 to 5 times. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, cover with a damp towel and allow to rest for 1 hour.
    2. Roll to 1/16-inch thick, cut into shapes, and place on parchment lined sheet; bake at 450., 4 minutes first side, flip for another 4 minutes. Cool and store.
    3. For the topping: Place the serrano peppers in a small sauté pan, and over medium heat, char them on all sides; this will take about 8 minutes moving the peppers every minute or so. Remove from the heat and stem, seed, and minced the peppers. In a small bowl, combine the charred minced peppers, sliced grapes, fennel, scallions, olive oil, lime juice, and salt and cayenne. Toss to combine and set aside for 20 minutes to develop flavors.
    4. To serve: Spread a thin amount of mascarpone on each cracker, top with 1 T. of the grape topping, a few sliced grapes, a drizzle of warm honey, and a little Malden salt.
    5.  Serve immediately.
  • Presented by

    Grapes from California logo