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                         GARLIC-POPPY SEED CRACKERS
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 Serving Size  : 55   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Crackers
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/3   c            Poppy seeds, toasted
    2       c            All-purpose flour
    2       ts           Sugar
    1 1/4   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Black pepper
    2       lg           Cloves garlic, pressed
      1/3   c            Plus 1 Tablespoon vegetable
      1/3   c            Water
    1                    Egg, lightly beaten, for
                         Glazing the tops
   "The ever-popular garlic imbues these crackers with an
   unmistakable personality. They stand alone and also go
   well with cold, crisp cucumber slices. 325~F. 30 to 35
   minutes Preheat the oven to 325~F.
   Stir together the poppy seeds, flour, sugar, salt, and
   pepper in the food processor or in a large bowl. Add
   the garlic and mix well.
   Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it
   resembles coarse meal. Blend in enough of the water to
   form a dough that will hold together in a cohesive
   Divide the dough into 2 equal portions for rolling. On
   a floured surface or pastry cloth, roll thin, 1/8 inch
   thick. With a cookie cutter, cut into 2-inch circles
   and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Prick each
   circle 2 or 3 times with the tines of a fork. Brush
   the tops with the beaten egg, if desired.
   Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, turning over once after
   about 15 minutes. Remove when the crackers are lightly
   browned and crisp. Yield: 50-55.
   VARIATION: In place of the garlic, use 1/3 cup finely
   minced fresh onion.
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