Kechlach are addictive onion-poppy crackers of Eastern European origin.

Ingredients for one Batch:

  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup of boiled water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 cups flour (a mixture of white & whole wheat), plus extra flour for rolling out & kneading

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat eggs; beat in the hot water; add oil and salt, onions and poppy seeds. Mix well. Then mix in the flour and baking powder until a dough forms. Turn the mixture out onto a well-floured breadboard. Knead for 5 minutes, adding additional flour as necessary until the mixture is smooth and elastic. Roll it out until it is between 1/4 and 3/8 inch (4-7mm) thick; cut into rectangles which are approximately 3×1 inch. Transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.




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