Friday, June 25, 2010
In an effort to eliminate processed and refined foods from our diet I made a list of foods we love. I had my family participate in this, to make sure that I included foods that they enjoyed and thought of as staples in our kitchen.
My hubby is a cracker nut. I have, for years, purchased boxes upon boxes of crackers for him to dunk in peanut butter or place a slice of cheese on top. After further research, however, I felt strongly about purchasing most brands of store crackers.
So, I set out to make my own.
Here is the great thing. Crackers are actually easy to make.
Double or even triple the batch if you have crackers lovers, and freeze them until needed!
Here is what you need:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (soaked!)
2 Cups of grated cheese
1/2 cup of pastured butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbs Chives (dried, fresh, or frozen)
Let's roll! No seriously, you are going to need your roller.
1. Melt your pastured butter in a sauce pan.
2. Grate your cheese.
3. Blend your cheese, butter, salt and flour together.
4. Cut up the chives nice and small. Add them to the dough.
5. Mix, adding small amounts of water, until a nice dough forms. You do not want a sticky dough so take your time here. I add about 1/2-1 cup of water.
6. Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. You are going to want to roll it out very thin for nice crispy crackers. I turn the dough as well to help it not stick and roll it out again.
7. Using a pasta cutter (or a pizza cutter or knife) cut out your crackers.
8. Place onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Flip and bake on the other side for about 12 minutes. Bake them until they are as crispy as you like.
Store in an airtight container or freeze.