Submitted by: Susan V
||Chickpea flour (besan), sifted before measuring
||<"http://www.nutsonline.com/cookingbaking/flours/baking-gluten-free.html">Gluten-free all purpose baking flour for dusting
||Mix all dry ingredients together well. Stir in the oil and begin stirring in water one tablespoon at a time. The amount will depend on the moisture in your flour. When the dough can be formed into a ball, you have added enough water.
||Knead the dough several times to distribute the ingredients, and then roll it in plastic wrap and set aside while you preheat the oven to 350F. Dust your work are ad rolling pin well with the gluten free flour. After the dough has rested for 10 min, divide it in half, put half on the floured surface and sprinkle the top with flour.
||Roll it out until it is as thin as you can get it and still be able to pick it up. Cut it into 1x1-in. squares or us a cookie cutter. Place crackers on a non-stick cookie sheet and repeat with other half of dough. Prick each cracker once or twice with a fork (allows for air to escape and keeps them from puffing up). Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
||Bake for 15-20 min, being careful not to over- or under-bake. Remove from oven and allow them to cool and become crispy. Test one, and if it's not crispy, return to the oven for a few more minutes. After cooking, keep in a sealed container. If they get soft, a few minutes in a hot oven will return them to crispiness.
||Makes 4 servings.
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