Dock Seed Crackers

A few months ago, I mentioned that the children and I participated in a class where we learned about wild edibles. My friend who led the class mentioned that you can make crackers from dock seeds. On our daily walks, I noticed plenty of seeds. I thought I would give the crackers a try, so I did an internet search for a recipe. Here is my version.

Dock seeds
Dock seeds

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Collect the dock seeds. Wait until they are dark brown and dried to harvest. Gently slide the seeds off the stalk. Grind 1 cup of dock seeds in a food processor. Mix with 1 cup of whole wheat flour. Add 1 tsp. of salt. Stir in enough water to make a pliable mixture, not sticky. Roll onto a cookie sheet. Score with a knife about 1 inch squares. Bake at 350 F degrees for 12-15 minutes or until crisp.

Harvested dock seeds
Harvested dock seeds

These are hearty crackers and quite tasty with a bit of peanut butter. While I would not use this recipe frequently, it is gratifying to know how to make nourishing food from the wild.

Crackers made with dock seeds
Crackers made with dock seeds

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