After having some success making my own crackers, I am finding it hard to go back to store-bought varieties. Homemade crackers are super tasty, cheap and easy to make, and the best part... I know what's in them!!
Therefore, I tried my hand at making a basic whole wheat cracker. These are just a plain cracker - but are excellent with cheese, those Super Bowl dips, or served with soup. Plus, they make a great base cracker to add your own spices, as you desire.
Whole Wheat Crackers - Finding Joy in My Kitchen
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1/2 C white wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 T butter, melted/softened
2/3 C water (or milk)
sea salt (for sprinkling)
In a large bowl, combine together the flours and salt.
Then, add the butter and milk (or water).
Mix until dough sticks together and is easy to handle -- you will need to knead the dough to make this happen.
It starts looking something like this...
and, should end up looking like this when you roll it out to 1/8th inch thickness.
Transfer the dough to a cookie sheet.
Then, slice into crackers using a pizza cutter.
Lightly sprinkle with sea salt, and press into the dough.
Place the crackers in an oven heated to 350-400 and bake for 20-25 minutes until crispy.
Check your crackers after 15 minutes and watch carefully during the final cooking moments to avoid burning. Crackers can go from not done at all to burnt really easily :)
Next up for me ... I'm hoping to try homemade wheat thins, animal crackers, and graham crackers!
Have you tried making crackers? What kinds have you made, or would you love to make?