He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young
. {Isaiah 40:11}

27 March 2013

Homemade Saltines

I mentioned that I made these a few weeks ago when the kids were sick and I wasn't about to run four kids out the door so I found this recipe at Restless Chipotle.
For ease I copied it word for word here...
       4 cups flour (all purpose, bread, whole wheat or a mixture- be creative
       1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
       1/4 cup unsalted butter
       1 1/3 cup whole milk
       Salt crystals for sprinkling
       1 egg yolk + 1 tablespoon water OR 1 egg white + 1 tablespoon water, beaten together for egg wash.
  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and butter .
  2. If you are adding seasonings mix those in with the dry ingredients.
  3. Cut butter into flour mixture until it forms coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the milk and knead to form a ball.
  5. Divide in 4 parts and roll out paper thin on a floured surface. The thinner they are the crisper they will be.
  6. Cut the dough into squares (a pizza wheel works great for that!)
  7. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and prick all over with a fork.
  8. Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with salt (or cracked pepper ..or..)
  9. Bake at 325 until golden brown..about 15- 20 minutes. (check after 10 minutes)
The yield of this recipe is largely dependent on how you cut the crackers. The nutrition information is based on cutting them into 36 large crackers.
I switched out a portion of the white flour for home ground wheat flour.
Another tip is to roll the dough as thin as you are able. The thinner the better and the more authentic the taste.
These were really easy, rather quick, and tasty. I don't think they replace regular saltines for flavor because, let's be honest, there's nothing like a saltine... but it's a really good alternative if you're trying to do more homemade or just don't want to run to the store and they're so buttery you can't eat just one. I know I sure didn't!

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