shichimi togarashi crackers

30 crackers — 40 minutes

I like making my own crackers, and to play around with different flavors. I enjoy the taste of the Japanese spice mix Shichimi Togarashi, which translates to '7-flavour chili pepper'.

How to make your own spice mix:

If you have a well-stocked spice rack, you can easily make it yourself. Mix together: 30 g chili flakes, 15 g sanshou (sichuan peppercorns), 15 g dried orange peel, 15 ml black sesame seeds, 15 ml white sesame seeds, 10 g ground ginger and 30 g aonori.

Some people substitute sichuan peppercorns for black peppercorns - I don't reccommend doing that. They're not interchangeable, sichuan peppercorns are what makes it taste awesome. It's a numbing pepper, with a really distinctive taste and aroma. If you eat one peppercorn, you'll notice right away that it numbs your tongue and alters your sense of taste.

crackers

chickpea flour 110 g
flax seeds 15 g
baking soda 1.25 g
sesame oil 7 ml
shichimi togarashi 15 g
salt 1.25 g
water 60 ml
nori sheets 1 sheet