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Merquén Crackers

Merquén Crackers

Delicious and quick to make Merquén crackers.

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 20 crackers


  • 200 grams of all-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon Merquén or smoked paprika
  • 150 ml of cold water


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C or 400F.
  2. Place dry ingredients in a medium bowl and stir with a fork to distribute evenly. Add water while stirring with a wooden spoon, and continue to knead by hand until the dough does not stick to the walls. Continue kneading for 3-5 minutes more.
  3. Make a ball and let it rest for 10 minutes.
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  4. Cut into three equal parts and extend with a rolling pin on a lightly floured counter until it reaches a thickness of just 2mm.
  5. Cut with a pizza cutter or knife into slices of about 5cm. or 2″ wide.
    Merquén crackers
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden.
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  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Keywords: Merquén crackers, merkén crackers, galletas de merquén