Thin, crunchy homemade crackers can take a cheese platter from plain to extraordinary. These rustic, free-form yeast crackers call for “00” flour—pizza-makers’ go-to for its powder-fine texture and crisp results—and a scattering of herbs and coarse salt. Getting them thin calls for a little work with the rolling pin (you have to book-fold the dough, as for puff pastry), but the results are worth it.
What to buy: You can find “00” flour at well-stocked markets. We like the one from King Arthur called Italian-Style Flour.
To watch an animated GIF of the folding and rolling process, check out our Make Your Own Free-Form Herb Crackers project.