Friday, January 23, 2009

Why I make graham crackers

Graham crackers are yummy. One of my favorite foods, and I was excited to make them when I first found a recipe!

However, once in a while I like to buy graham crackers for ease of transport. Well Imagine my surprise when I opened up a box of Earth's best Organic Grahams to find

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So yeah, no I remember VERY clearly why I don't eat a lot of processed foods!

Graham Crackers. I've adapted this from one of my FAVORITE cookbooks, which is Bread for Life 3 by Beth Holland. It is hard to find, but she does have a website, and I can't access it right now because firefox is freaking out.

1/3 c. oil (I use 1/6 cup coconut oil and 1/6 c. canola oil)
1/3 c. honey
2. T. Molasses
1 t. vanilla
2 1/2 to 3 cups of fresh ground hard red or white wheat (I prefer white)
1. t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 to 3/4 c. milk

Have your oven at 300. Mix the first four ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the dry ingredients in another bowl and add the wet to dry, alternating with the milk and mixing very well. The mixture should be to stiff to mix with a spoon and not very sticky and easily form a ball. Spray two half sheet pans with non-stick spray and divide the ball into two. Roll onto the half sheet pan until the pan is covered. cut the dough into 2 1/2 inch squares and poke each with a fork several times. Bake 15-20 minutes until it is lightly browned. Remove from the over and let it cool on the cookie sheets then separate into squares.

6 comments:

Tara said...

oh my goodness, what is that?? A string? Oh ew! That is great motivation for me to try your recipe. Sounds yummy too! :-)

kristen said...

I'm going to try making them for our little guy. Where do I buy hard ground wheat? Is that a Whole Foods kind of thing? I'm not a greenie weenie like you. ;)

Erin said...

Well I grind my own wheat from whole wheat berries right before I bake it, so that makes me even more green perhaps LOL

You can use whole wheat flour or graham flour that you can buy on the shelf of any grocery store, it just isn't as good and has lost some of its nutrients

Gina said...

Thanks so much for the recipe!!

Gina/trinmama from GCM :)

BreadLady said...

Hi!

Thanks for the recommendation of my cookbook! I'm so happy that you like it & love the fact that you've taken a recipe & made it your own.

Yes, I do have a web site. It is: www.breadforlife.net in case you or anyone wishes to browse on it.

Keep up the good work & happy baking!

Beth Holland
Bread For Life

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