Whenever I have to cater for a large group of friends and family, it is important for me to make sure every special dietary requirement is well look after. Nothing worse than you’re invited to a party where you cannot enjoy the food like everyone else. Although I am not a practicing vegan or vegetarian or on a gluten free diet, I try to make an effort to learn some recipes for my friends who have these dietary requirements. Plus, it gave me an opportunity to explore unique ingredient combinations that otherwise would not have been thought of.
When Philly gifted me Mexican Salsa Philly Pourover to try, I wanted to pair it with simple homemade crackers with a little homage to corn chips. Okay, I could have just gone with packet corn chips, but I thought I would try something out of the box like these chickpea polenta crackers. Sometimes, I think cheeses should not take all the glory from the nibbles table, don’t you reckon? *wink*
I love how saucy this Philly Pourover is! You know how much I love a Mexican themed party nibbles (case in point here). This Mexican Salsa Philly Pourover really hits the spot! You can also try other flavours such as Sweet Chilli and Apricot and Fig.
The amount crackers are designed to go with the 220g Philadelphia Pourovers
2 cups chickpea flour + extra for dusting
1 cup instant polenta
A pinch of salt
Freshly milled black pepper
1 cup cold water
Preheat oven to 160C Fan Force/ 180C Convection Oven. Line baking tray with a baking paper and drizzle some olive oil over it. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add chickpea flour, polenta, salt, pepper and stir to combine with a fork.
Slowly stir in cold water until a dough is form. Use your hand to knead until the dough is pliable. If the dough feels sticky, add more chickpea flour.
Dust the rolling pin and the pastry board generously with chickpeas flour. Pinch a quarter portion of the dough and dust it with chickpea flour. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin as flat as you can without breaking the dough. Use a knife to cut into squares or rectangles. Repeat this step with the remaining dough.
Place them on the prepared baking tray and gently prick the surface with a fork. Lightly drizzle with olive oil. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the crackers become golden brown.