Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sourdough Surprises: Buffalo Flatbread Crackers

I almost missed this month's SourdoughSurprises challenge. It seems a little crazy that one long weekend in Western New York can throw off my whole month. I'd been struggling with inspiration and figured I'd bake when I got back, but before I knew it...it was the 18th and I still hadn't made my crackers.

However, one benefit to my trip was inspiration. Other than the traditional Polish fare that I was expecting at my family reunion, I had three treats I wanted more than anything and can't get in Florida: A Tim Horton's S'mores donut (which they apparently don't have anymore), orange chocolate sponge candy, and traditional chicken wings.

I finally got my wings at the Anchor Bar at the Buffalo Airport just before I left, but I was still wanting more. (Then again, I can always go for good chicken wings). So what better way to flavor my sourdough crackers than Buffalo-style hot sauce?

Before I ramble on too much, the modifications I made to the recipe (summer humidity is making baking a challenge):

Buffalo-Style Sourdough Flatbread Crackers
Adapted from C Mom Cook
1 cup Sourdough Starter
1 1/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons prepared Buffalo wing sauce (or 1 1/2 tablespoons each melted butter and hot sauce of choice)

Combine flour, starter, and butter.  Add enough flour to form a stiff ball.  Cover and let sit aside for at least 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes has passed roll dough out very thin. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter and repeat until all dough is used. Prick with a fork and brush with Buffalo wing sauce.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven. Begin checking at 10 minutes (I did not roll mine out thin enough, so they took 16 minutes to become crispy). Let cool on cookie sheet before transferring to a storage container.

So a little pressed for time, I didn't make them perfectly. My original intention was also to top them with some Ranch and chicken, so I made them a little too big. Mistakes aside, they tasted pretty good. While I can't say they were a complete success, they certainly weren't a failure.

Now I just have to fix that donut craving...

Check out our other awesome flatbreads!

17 comments:

  1. You said donuts and everything else in the post is lost on me because now I have a wicked donut craving.

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    1. LOL, I think a donut pan is next on my list of kitchen goodies to buy so I can recreate it :-)

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  2. Your crackers look lovely! Love the fork pricks - very pretty.

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    1. Thank you :-) You eat with your eyes first!

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  3. My hubby and I have been on a "buffalo" kick lately! Can't wait to give these a try! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  4. Oh, nice!! My husband would love these! :)

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    1. They weren't too spicy...although you could use a hotter sauce. Thanks for having me :-)

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  5. Oh my gosh, what fun inspiration for your crackers! I, too, didn't roll my crackers quite thin enough, but your crackers look like they didn't suffer for it! Great job!

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    1. They were good, just a bit chewier than a cracker should be. Thanks :-)

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  6. The crackers look good, but challenge aside, now I need some of that Chocolate Orange Sponge candy! Where is that recipe? :)

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    1. http://www.platterschocolates.com/ . I don't think I could make it if I tried - very unique to Western NY!

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    2. I've made these! They were called honeycombs, but they sure look like the same thing. I don't remember them being too difficult to make, but I needed a big pot for it as they expand a lot. I'll have to try making some again and dipping them in orange chocolate.

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  7. Mmm spicy, I would get a kick out of this! How inspired!

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    1. Thanks...creativity comes from many sources :-)

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  8. Your flatbread crackers sound really good. I like the round shape.

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