Friday, July 24, 2009

Homemade Crackers Again.

I made crackers again today. I did it much different than the other ones. They turned out really good!!!

4 to 4 1/2 cups flour (I used 3 cups of soft wheat and the rest hard wheat)
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup shortening or butter
1 cup milk
1/2 to 1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 375

I combined the baking powder with 4 cups of flour. I mixed in the butter, milk and salt. I had to add the other 1/2 cup of flour to make a dough I could work with. I made a big ball and then divided it into 4 pieces. I wanted to try different times in the oven, etc. Take one dough section and roll it our VERY thin. I did mine on a stone. Then cut into the shapes you want and prick several times with a fork. Sprinkle the tops with salt. The first piece I did at 10 mins. It was OK, but they were just a tad bit soft. When I tried to put some of my cheese spread on one, it broke. The next batch I put in for about 14 mins. That was pretty good, but the outside edges got a bit too done. I put the next batch in for about 12 mins. and they are great. The last batch is in now.


HsKubes said...

Looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

If you'd like to try the 3 column look, I'd be willing to set it up for you. You wouldn't lose anything. ;o) Just let me know if you'd like to try it.

Enjoy your weekend!
~ Christina

Teresa said...

Sorry to ask such a simple question (but I really am still learning) - what's the soft wheat compared to hard wheat. I know there's red and white wheat berries but I don't have it all figured out yet (which is best for what). Are there other grains that qualify as hard or soft (like rye or spelt, etc.) Thanks ahead of time!
love, teresa

Amy said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I've wondered about making home-made crackers, just haven't taken the time to search for recipes.

Love your blog, Marci!