Monday, February 6, 2012

Homemade Graham Cracker Tutorial

One of my children's favorite after-nap snacks is Graham Crackers. I used to buy boxes of them every month until found this recipe for homemade Graham Crackers from Martha Stewart. Once you try a homemade Graham Cracker, you'll cringe at the store-bought ones.

Homemade Graham Crackers


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 tablespoons high-quality honey

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk flours, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Step 2


In your mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and honey, on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Scrape down the sides as needed. About 4 minutes.

Step 3

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mix until combined.

Step 4

Turn the dough out on a floured surface. Shape into a ball. And cut into quarters.

Step 5


Put a quarter of the dough in between two pieces of parchment paper. Roll out to 1/8 inch thin. Cut into desired shapes (I used a pizza cutter to make small rectangles-free handed but you can use cookie cutters-don't separate the cookies at this point).  Transfer the dough sheet and parchment paper to a baking sheet and freeze for 15-20 minutes. Do this with each quarter of dough, stacking the layers in the freezer.

Step 6


Once the dough is frozen, break off the crackers and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.  Pierce the crackers with a fork. Bake for 4 minutes, then rotate the pan, and bake for another 5 minutes. Continue with each sheet of frozen dough. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a baking rack to cool.


Step 7

Store in an air-tight container in the pantry. They will last for several weeks- but they'll be gone long before then.




2 comments:

Mrs.B said...

They look really good!

Kaitlyn said...

This excites me so much. I can only imagine how these would taste with some natural peanut butter on top :) Thank you!