Go Crackers For My Brackers!
Hold up! What. The. Food. is brackers?? Let me explain… I came up with this weird (yet wonderful!) name to represent something pretty delish I made today at school. After a long day of chopping, slicing, dicing, cooking, sauteing, caramelising, boiling, stewing, roasting, pressure cooking and baking in preparation for tomorrow’s brunch presentation, I was nicely surprised to realise I had finished all my assigned tasks with an hour to go before clean up!
So I did what any chef in training would do: I made more food. Or more to the point, I came up with a bread-meets-cracker creation that was way too good to keep all to myself. Inspired by the mini cornbread muffins I had made earlier in the day (see them in the picture below)…
I set about creating something a little less fussy but just as tasty. By ‘fussy’, I mean lots of little, very specific health-supportive elements that, although worked really well, would cost you a pretty penny if you were to make this recipe only once. I wanted to mirror the yummy savoury flavours and translate them into something more achievable with ingredients that are affordable (side note: I’m a HUGE advocate of creating healthy recipes that don’t cost the earth!).
Enter my less bread-y, more cracker-y creation: brackers!
Now, before we go any further, please accept my apologies for not being able to show you a picture of my mini, more-ish munchies… Epic fail on my part, I confess. I made the mistake of announcing the birth of my brackers to my chefmates and before I knew it: munch, munch, munch, BOOM! All I had left were the crumbs on the plate.
I was thinking about making them again to be honest, so I could show you a picture of what they look like. But y’know what? Life is short and the time is NOW! You’ll just have to trust me when I say these are the best bloomin’ brackers in the WHOLE wide world! I hope you take decide to make this fun experimental (extremely tasty) tasty treat – feel free to let me know if you do!
Creative Cornbread Brackers
- 3 tsp melted ghee
- 1 cup organic cornmeal
- ½ tsp celtic or himalayan sea salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 cup nut milk of your choice (I made my brackers with thin coconut milk I quickly whipped up from leftover dried, shredded coconut + filtered water. You can use store bought or make your own with this super simple recipe)
- ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 egg (or mix 1 tbs ground flaxseed + 3tbs water to create an egg-like mix)
- 1 tsp dried, powdered garlic
- 2 tsp fresh or dried rosemary
- 2 tbs cup shaved cheddar cheese (or vegan cheese)
- Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Coat the bottom of a small, square baking dish (about 8x8 inches) with melted ghee and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine organic cornmeal, sea salt, baking soda, nut milk, apple cider vinegar, egg (or flax egg), powdered garlic and rosemary. Mix together until ingredients are throughly combined.
- Pour into baking dish, top with cheese and pop in the oven for about 15-20 minutes (depending upon your oven, the weather, etc!)
- Cool before slicing, salivating and sampling!