Friday, January 29, 2016

Home-made soaked crackers

Since my two big girls started attending school, I was determined that I would not resort to giving them processed foods for lunches and snacks.  This was one recipe I found that they enjoyed.  I usually double it or triple it.  The trick is getting it rolled thinly enough to crunch like a cracker.  It was difficult (time consuming) to cut and place all the tiny crackers on my baking pans.  4 girls can eat one recipe of this in no time!  I had to find a quicker way.  I finally resorted to rolling them out on a baking mat that could be placed in the oven and used for cooking.  I use a pizza cutter to slice them into crackers right on the same mat that I bake them!  Now it is easy to whip these up quickly!  I soak everything together the night before, then roll them out, cut them, add on the salt, and bake for 8 minutes and they are done.  If you want to see the intricate instructions and great pictures, please visit this website where I found the original recipe.

  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 ½ Tbs honey (or sugar)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 4 Tbs oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • salt for topping
Directions:  Blend dry ingredients (except topping salt).  Cut in butter and blend until evenly mixed.  Combine the water, honey and vanilla.  Add to flour mixture and blend until smooth.  Divide the dough into 4 pieces and roll out and cut into crackers.  Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes