Sunday, September 13, 2009

Home made crackers

When I told my sisters I made crackers, they told me I needed to get a job! My friend Margot gave me this recipe and I must say, it is really impressive! You can serve the crackers with cheese, antipasto or even hummus.

In a bowl whisk together 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tbsp packed brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt. Stir in 2 tbsp melted butter and 2 tbsp honey and 1 1/2 cup buttermilk. Add 1 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries and 1/4 cup flax seeds. Stir until combined.

Scrape into a greased 9" by 5" loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Let cool for 5 minutes, turn out onto a rack and finish cooling. Slice in half lengthwise, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 2 hours. I used my meat slicer to slice into 1/8 inch slices. The recipe makes ~ 72 pieces so I only finished cooking one piece of the loaf and saved the remaining piece in the freezer for another time. Place slices on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper and bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes, turn slices and bake for another 15 minutes.

Keep in an airtight container and they will stay fresh for a week!

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