Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thin Wheat Crackers

I am a snack-y type person. There are times I'm just in the mood to snack on something. Preferably something light and crunchy.

I've always been curious about making my own crackers. It was one of those things I just thought I had to rely on the grocery store for. And I thought that if you were going to make homemade crackers then the only thing that would make the effort worth it would be to make a ton at once (making it take a long time). I was pleasantly surprised to find it was fast and easy to whip up a batch of these homemade crackers. It sounds a little nuts--but I highly suggest giving cracker-making a try sometime.

This is another example of a recipe that is trying to closely mimic a store brand. These tasted right on. Now I'm curious to see if I can adapt the recipe to make the sundried tomato and basil version I've had from the store as well-yumm!

Homemade Thin Wheat Crackers Recipe:

In a medium bowl, whisk together:

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 T. brown sugar
2 T sesame seeds optional

Add these to the ingredients in your bowl:
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 T. oil or melted butter

Stir together to make a soft dough. It will be very soft and sticky. It should be stirred just until the flour is all absorbed, but not kneaded. Once it’s all incorporated, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for about 10 minutes. This lets the whole wheat flour absorb all the liquid.

Divide the dough in half. Grease the bottom side of two sheet pans or use a silicon liner. Plop half of the dough on one sheet pan. Place a piece of saran wrap over the dough and begin rolling with a rolling pin. Roll to cover the sheet pan entirely.

Use a pizza cutter to score the dough into cracker squares. Then sprinkle the dough with a generous sprinkling of salt, and if desired, sprinkle it with some sesame seeds or garlic salt, onion salt, etc.

Bake at 350 for 14-15 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.


Anna and Stephen said...

Wow! They look delicious, and this recipe looks like something that even I could do! Can't wait to try it!

Emily said...

I love wheat thins! I keep a box at my desk and munch on them all day. Who knew that I could make my own? Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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