Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Cracker Experiment

For the past few weekends, my mom has been trying out different cracker recipes. They haven't been very successful.

Until today.

Let me tell you, these were a huge success! In fact, they were so successful that we decided to share the recipe with you!

2 cups flour (We did 1 cup of all purpose and 1 cup of whole wheat)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
optional 1/2 tsp. sweetener (we used stevia)
1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup water

First, we mixed all of our ingredients lightly in a metal mixing bowl.

After mixing our ingredients lightly, we took the dough and flattened it through our pasta maker:

But you could always just roll it out. That works too, I'm sure.

Then we divided our dough in half and sprinkled on our toppings. On the first half we sprinkled cheddar cheese and on the second half we put Italian herbs and Parmesan cheese. Then we took a rolling pin and rolled over the dough to mash the toppings in. After that, we folded the dough in half and put it through our pasts maker once more. Next, we put on one more layer of toppings and sprinkled some salt on it. Finally, we carefully slid our dough onto a Silpat and cut it into cracker-sized pieces. If you don't have a Silpat, a non-stick or greased cookie sheet should work fine. Also, it doesn't matter if you cut all the way through. They will break apart after cooking.

We cooked the dough at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes, or until they were beginning to look golden in color.

I thought these crackers were especially good with hummus.

We liked this recipe because it is quick, easy, and tasty. If you try it out, tell us how you liked it.

Bon appetit!

1 comment:

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