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Crackers Recipe!

July 30, 2008

On Sunday I was planning on going to the beach, but unfortunately that didn’t quite work out. I was considering slugging through the day whining “woe is me!”, but then decided that I’d be more productive and a good deal less annoying if I made crackers instead.

I stumbled upon this recipe from The Kitchen Illiterate some time ago and filed it away as something that I really wanted to try to make in the vague future. Taking a look at it this past weekend, I realized that this looked incredibly easy to put together and that I had all the ingredients at hand (I love finding recipes that use normal ingredients that are already in stock in my kitchen). So I took to my kitchen and started mixing the dough!

These crackers are titled “Wholewheat Rosemary Crackers”, and call only for whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, dried rosemary, garlic powder, olive oil, and water. Simple and basic, just the way I like it. She also suggests that you could substitute the rosemary with any other spice, and offers the idea of cumin, so I divided the recipe in half and did half rosemary crackers, half cumin crackers.

I thought that rolling out the dough to be thin enough would be tricky, but it was surprisingly easy to accomplish (or maybe I’ve just gotten good at rolling dough out really thin since I made the tortillas). Cut them into cracker-shaped squares, popped them in the oven to bake (using my beloved parchment paper instead of oiling the pan, of course!), and took them out about 20 minutes later.

And: they worked! Not only do they look just like the ones in the photos over at The Kitchen Illiterate, but these crackers were gobbled up by everyone I offered them to (I personally prefer the rosemary ones but the cumin ones taste good with curry). They’re alright on their own, but having a slice of sharp cheddar cheese on top of a cracker is my favourite way to eat these. They’d also be good dipped in hummus or any other kinds of salsas and dips.

I think that my family’s store bought cracker days are over. From now on, it’ll be homemade crackers! And the best part is that you can use any spice you want to give these crackers a unique flavour each time you make them. If you’re really creative and clever with spices you could probably mix different spices together to make one very special little cracker.

Go now, get to your kitchen, and whip up a batch of crackers. Eat ’em with cheese and a glass of wine. It’s the middle of the week, you deserve a nice little treat to make it to the weekend!

45 comments

  1. You always share the best recipes. Thank you! πŸ™‚


  2. Well, we were certainly on the same page yesterday, except that you actually MADE crackers – I just got the stuff out of the cupboard before I realized it was too late to start them. Sigh.

    Today, though, I am making crackers. The recipe I was planning to use is different than yours, so I may just have to make a couple batches. (and if they turn out really well, a couple more because we are having an open house for MIL’s ‘almost’ birthday on the weekend!)


  3. Thanks for the recipe! I love rosemary so will definitely try it with that spice.
    Bag lady, please share your recipe too!


  4. Oooohh. I’m definitely trying it. I love crackers, but it is hard to find store bought that don’t have crap in them. And they are expensive.


  5. Huh. I’ve never seen a recipe for crackers. Brilliant! I routinely make my own baked pita chips, but this would be fun to try and play around with the seasonings.


  6. Hmmm…I guess I am going to have to swallow the bullit and actually buy some dried spices if I am going to tryto keep up with you!!!


  7. Looks tasty! Thanks for sharing!


  8. yay! thanks for the recipe! Crackers have been on my do-not-eat list for awhile due to trans fat (and general packaged food avoidance). But homemade – hurray! Also thanks for the link. lots of good stuff there!


  9. Um, it never occurred to me that one could “make” crackers. Thanks for cluing me in! Am very excited to try this. No trans fats!!


  10. Those crackers sound awesome!


  11. Those crackers sound awesome!


  12. Those crackers sound awesome!


  13. Those crackers sound awesome!


  14. Those crackers sound awesome!


  15. Those crackers sound awesome!


  16. Those crackers sound awesome!


  17. Those crackers sound awesome!


  18. Those crackers sound awesome!


  19. Those crackers sound awesome!


  20. Those crackers sound awesome!


  21. Those crackers sound awesome!


  22. Those crackers sound awesome!


  23. Those crackers sound awesome!


  24. Those crackers sound awesome!


  25. Those crackers sound awesome!


  26. Those crackers sound awesome!


  27. Those crackers sound awesome!


  28. Those crackers sound awesome!


  29. Those crackers sound awesome!


  30. Those crackers sound awesome!


  31. Those crackers sound awesome!


  32. Those crackers sound awesome!


  33. Those crackers sound awesome!


  34. Running Knitter & Missicat- glad you like them!

    Bag Lady- I've definitely done that before. Would love to hear about your cracker recipe and how they turn out!

    Robin & Randi- thats why I never buy crackers. The ingredient lists just make me sad. Is so exciting to find healthy versions like these so that you know exactly whats going into them!

    Jenn & Charlotte- I swear, there is a recipe for just about ANYTHING on the Internet:)

    Rebecca- if you try these let us know what you think of them!

    Mark & Jessica- they're so yummy. Just the right amount of crunchyness.


  35. Yum, these sound GREAT!


  36. Crackers! How fun and creative! Glad you had a good Sunday after all. πŸ™‚


  37. wow – what an awesome and “out of the box” (not literally of course!) recipe!


  38. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    What started with wanting to be healthy has turned into a full on DIY obsession. We’re into everything homemade these days. Bit of work, but worth it πŸ™‚


  39. Between you and the bag lady, I think I’ll be making crackers this weekend! They sounds so easy and delicious.


  40. “Go now, get to your kitchen, and whip up a batch of crackers.”

    I honestly didn’t know one could make crackers at home. Guess you learn something new each day.


  41. These sound fantastic! I’ve searched in vain for tasty whole wheat crackers in the store.

    Just gotta get my act together and make some!


  42. You are the coolest. Everyone bakes cakes or pasta dishes… but not very many will attempt crackers or tortillas! Thanks for sharing this. I definitely am saving this recipe!


  43. I’m so glad you like the recipe! In fact, you’ve tempted me to make them again.


  44. […] a great dip for raw veggies, soft pita wedges, homemade crackers, or chips (I try to be healthy but I’m not naive!), try my Home-style Hummus. It’s […]


  45. […] to trying and will be digging out some of my favorite cookbooks to assist me. My apple banana bread, rosemary crackers, and whole wheat tortillas will all be perfect for this challenge, too, for when I need a grain fix […]



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