Lemon Rosemary Butter Cracker

May 9, 2011 10 Comments

I was craving after some savoury crackers. I found a package of butter in the fridge that wasn’t very fresh so I thought I should use it and bake something salty. It is a very easy and quick recipe. And the rosemary smell coming out from the oven… is amazing!

Lemon Rosemary Butter Cracker


– 150 g white spelt flour
– 50 g whole wheat spelt flour
– 100 g cold butter
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1 organic egg
– 1 lemon’s greated zest
– 2 tablespoon rosemary leaves, chopped
– 1-2 teaspoons salt
– pepper


In a bowl crumble the cold butter with the flours. Add salt, baking powder, pepper, rosemary, lemon zest and the egg. Mix everythig together until incorporated. Divide the dough into half and transfer each of them to clingfilm and shape into logs (10-12 cm long, 3-4 cm diameter). Wrap well and place in the fridge until hard, at least 1 hour. 
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 170C (350F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap the logs and cut crosswise into 5 mm thick slices. Arrange the crackers on the prepared pan. Bake the crackers until golden brown on the edges and lighter in the centre (for about 15-20 minutes). Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.  The crackers will keep in an airtight container in cool dry place for up to 10 days.

Comments (10)

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  1. I made rosemary biscuits – really nice and with oatmeal in them – but they are quite different to your recipe. I’m going to give your version a go. Love the medicinal scent of rosemary and such a good taste with so many things.

  2. Zizi says:

    Sally, thanks for your comment! Let me know how you liked it! 🙂

  3. Just lovely. Love the spelt flour twist to traditional butter cookies. Delicious!

  4. Zizi says:

    Thanks Julia!

  5. Oh my, I need to make these immediately, Zita! I too have been craving savory crackers and these are just perfect! 🙂

  6. oh my….i just made some too…quite different recipe and with some chilli flakes in mine. I love the first photo 🙂

  7. Wo my favorite favorite flavors in a cracker. This looks great. A little trick I have caught along the way – putting the dough in a ziplock bag and rolling and then cutting of the bag and then I cut them in squares, and they come out perfect squares. Not that anything wrong with the rounds. LOVE them!

  8. Zizi says:

    Krista, I’m glad you like the recipe. It is very easy to make. Let me know how you liked it! 🙂

  9. Zizi says:

    Thanks for your comment! Chilli flakes sound great in crackers. I have another recipe idea for crackers and I think I’ll add some chilli flakes to it! Thank you! 🙂

  10. Zizi says:

    thanks for your great idea!

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