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Whole Wheat Crackers February 16, 2009

Filed under: Appetizer,Vegetarian — cookinghussy @ 1:14 pm

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My mother used to make homemade whole wheat bread and crackers when we were kids. Coming home to a house filled with the smell of fresh bread or crackers was somewhat of a norm for me.  I’ve made my mom’s bread and her original crackers several times, but I wanted to try a thinner, crispy cracker this time. I found this simple and easy recipe from Baking Bites and gave it a try with much success. Try these with a yummy white bean dip… it’s good stuff for lunches or snacking.

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  • 2 C. wheat flour
  • 3 T. wheat bran
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 2 t. honey
  • 4 T. butter, chilled
  • 1/2 C. water, plus 1-2 tbsp, if needed
  • Sprinkle with salt, black pepper

Combine all ingredients except water in a food processor and process until well combined. Add water and continue to process until mixture starts to come together into a dough.

Between two sheets of parchment or wax paper, roll out the dough into a rectangle of about 1/4 inch thickness. Refrigerate the dough for about 1/2 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out to approximately 1/8 inch or less. Sprinkle dough with salt and/or toppings of your choice. Use a pizza cutter to slice into 1 inch squares, discarding excess dough. Score each cracker with a fork or several pricks of a toothpick. Transfer crackers to a parchment lined baking sheet and space out slightly.

Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes, until edges are brown.

Notes: I doubled the original recipe because I knew I’d want a whole bunch if I was going to all the effort of making crackers. My favorite parts are the edges. So crunchy!

Servings: It’s unclear. Two baking sheets worth? A weeks worth of lunches and snacks? Just making them and eat them.

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