I have to say that I won't miss cracker week. I've used 2 pounds of butter this week making crackers-about half of which I tossed because even the dough was gross. But, the good news is that I have good versions of nearly all the crackers that I like to eat. Today's recipe is for graham crackers.
I use the recipe from Weelicious and everyone who eats these crackers gives them rave reviews.
Homemade Graham Crackers (Makes A LOT, depending on the shape you cut them in)
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Butter, chilled & cubed
1/4 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a food processor or mixer combine the first 6 ingredients.
3. Add cubed and chilled butter to the mix and pulse/mix until it resembles coarse meal.
4. Add honey and water and continue to mix until it all combines.
5. Remove and shape the dough into a flat disk and place between two pieces of parchment paper.
6. Roll dough out until 1/4 inch thick. Cut into crackers or shapes.
7. Place cookies on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
8. Cool and serve.
I changed the original recipe up a bit and used all whole white wheat flour and light brown sugar. They were a little denser this time than in previous times I've made them, so next time I think I will do 2 cups of wheat flour and 1/2 cup bread flour. As for the brown sugar, once I run out of it, I'm not buying any more. For recipes like this, I will just use natural cane sugar and 1 teaspoon or two of molasses. I'll update when I get around to doing that to see if the bit of added moisture makes a difference in the outcome.