Friday, August 20, 2010

homemade graham crackers

homemade baked goods are oh so worth the effort. the homemade graham crackers that i made this week were just divine. fresh and fluffy right out of the oven, dipped in milk....mmmmmm... homemade graham crackers are definitely one of the finer things in life. 

Homemade Graham Crackers

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a food processor, mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the cold butter and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, about 30 seconds or so. Add the honey, molasses, water, and vanilla. Mix until the dough startes to come together in a ball, another 30 seconds. Scrape dough out of the mixer.
Between 2 sheets of waxed or parchment paper, roll the dough 1/8-inch thick. Chill for at least 1 hour, until firm (I chilled over night).
Preheat oven to 350F. Retrieve dough and roll it a bit more if it is not yet 1/8-inch thick. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into squares. Arrange the crackers on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly browned at the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan. This recipe is from Baking Bites. Photo by mamahall.

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