Sunday, October 24, 2010

ARTISAN CRACKERS

I have made crackers in the past, but it's not something I think of making often because as far as my husband is concerned, nothing can compare to a good old Wheat Thin. Well, since it was Sunday and we were out of crackers of any kind to go with our favorite after church snack of crackers with Laughing Cow Cheese; this was my chance to try a new recipe. These turned out good enough that they were gone within half an hour of making them!

ARTISAN CRACKERS
recipe adapted from here
(Printable Recipe)

1 C. whole wheat flour
1/2 C. oats
1/2 C. Fiber One Original Bran Cereal
2 Tbsp. whole flax seeds
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. honey powder (or 4 - 5 Tbsp. sugar)
3 heaping Tbsp. trans fat free tub margarine or butter
1/2 C. milk
Coarse Kosher salt



Preheat oven to 325F.

Process oats & Fiber One in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats mixture, flax & poppy seeds, sugar and salt.
Cut in the butter.
Then stir in the milk, adding just enough milk to form a workable dough.
On a flour dusted surface, divide the dough into two pieces and roll it out ultra-thin, one piece at a time.
Sprinkle liberally with coarse salt, if desired, and use the rolling pin to press the salt into the dough.
Cut the dough into desired shapes. For a rustic look, make irregular pieces.
Pierce each one with a fork a few times.

Transfer the crackers to baking sheets and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until they begin to brown.
Cool on a rack


2 comments:

prettynpink said...

i came across your blog a few weeks ago and love it!your recipes are yummy! i do have a question on the pumpkin spice bites.....does the 1 stick of soft butter mix in with the cake mixture?

Kelli said...

Oh geez, I goofed on the pumpkin spice bites recipe. Thank you for catching it. No, the butter should not even be listed with the cake ingredients. I'm sure you could add it and still have it turn out yummy, but no butter necessary in the cake!