To go along with this week's Storybox Playlist, Tall Tales, we've reposted the gluten free star crackers recipe with goes along with the Malkia and the Fairy Woman story.
In the So Many Fairies story, “Malkia and the Fairy Woman”, Malkia’s father is a famous astronomer. One day, he gathers his daughters and tells them about his discovery. A new star has been found—one that could lead them to the mythical Golden Palace, a magical place where all wishes are granted.
Malkia's father uses the stars and planets to help him foretell future events, but you don't have to know the position of Mercury to play at a bit of fortune telling at New Year's. Whether you're seeing who gets the longest noodle or drawing charms out of a basket, just a few minutes of research can net you a whole host of New Year's fortune predicting traditions.
Using a leftover Christmas cookie cutter, these homemade crackers take on the shape of the stars. They're gluten-free, and the toppings can easily be customized to suit your tastes. Make up a batch to go along with a New Year's Eve cheese platter for a delicious start to whatever 2018 may hold.
Gluten-Free Star Crackers
(makes about 30 crackers depending on cookie cutter size)
1 ½ cups gluten-free flour (plus extra for rolling the dough out)
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¾ cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil (plus extra for brushing the crackers)
Toppings of your choice (I used sesame seeds, rosemary, and sea salt.)
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and garlic powder. Combine the water and olive oil in a separate small bowl, and—pulsing the food processor as you do so—drizzle the water/oil mixture into the flour to form a smooth dough. (If the dough is too crumbly, add more water a tablespoon at a time until it comes together.)
Divide the dough in half. On a well-floured surface, roll out half the dough. To get really crisp crackers, you'll want to get the dough as thin as you can, however this isn't the easiest dough to work with, so just do your best.
With the dough rolled out, use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out crackers.
Bake the crackers for about 12 minutes. They may take less time if you get them rolled out thinner, so keep an eye on them for the last half of the baking time. Repeat with the other half of the dough.
Store these crackers in an airtight container and enjoy within a few days.
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