Poppyseed Crackers, Brie and Smoked Salmon Appetizer Recipe


  • 1 y ½ cups self rising flour + ¼ cup for kneading
  • 3.4 oz. Butter, cubed
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 cup water at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsps. Poppy seeds
  • 8 oz. Brie cheese
  • 8 oz. Smoked salmon
  • 2 cups arugula
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large bowl place the flour and make an indentation in the center. Add butter, oil, sugar and salt and mix with a fork until you get the consistency of breadcrumbs.
  3. To form the dough, add 1 tbsp of water at a time, and work with your hands until you get a firm dough ball. The ball should separate easily from the walls of the bowl.
  4. Sprinkle your counter top with flour, and knead the dough for 1 minutes until integrated. Cover with a kitchen cloth and rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/16-inch thick. Cut into desired shape. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the crackers.
  6. Whisk egg and 1 tbsp. water  and brush the crackers lightly.
  7. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and bake 10-15 minutes until just golden.
  8. Let cool and top each cracker with a slice of brie, arugula leaves and slice of smoked salmon.
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