Thursday, 7 February 2013

Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Crackers

For the third time this week, I'm astounded at how easy it is to make something that I've always bought. These whole wheat beauties are surprisingly addictive and are ridiculously easy to make.  Heaven only knows why I thought they'd take hours and create a huge mess in the kitchen.  Not so, my dear readers :)


I used this recipe with the addition of 1 TBSP dehydrated onion granules.  The Hard Red Wheat from Gold Forest Grains was freshly ground this morning (you could use store bought wheat flour, but I highly recommend using freshly milled entire grain flour).  I topped the crackers with a liberal sprinkling of Himalayan pink salt before baking (we like the milder flavour of it over traditional sea salt).  The flavour possibilities are endless, but I wanted to taste the grain and have a simple unadorned cracker to top any way we like.

Oh MY these are good - REALLY good, in fact.  After years of procrastinating, I'm kicking myself for not trying them sooner!  I've already made 2 double batches today and I doubt that they'll last the weekend :)




13 comments:

  1. Good to know. The problem with making things at home is that we end up eating twice to three times as much as we would otherwise. E.g. tortillas. I rarely make them because what I made gets eaten -- no leftovers at all! Store bought always has some left to use with leftovers.

    Though if you are used to everything getting eaten the first time around, maybe this isn't as big a deal!

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  2. Yum! Going to try this next week, just about out of wholemeal flour atm

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  3. I am so going to bake these this weekend! I use my grain mill nearly every day now...I love it!

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  4. yes i agree homemade crackers are wonderful. I thought the same as you about how the might be fiddly to make but agree they are so simple. Do you grind your own four much? How do you know what grains to use?

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    1. Hi Racheal,

      Yes, I do grind my own flour for all of our baking (bread, cookies, muffins, etc.). It's fast and easy to do with an electric mill. I use hard red wheat from Gold Forest Grains (it's non-gmo and organic) and we love it. Great results with it!

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  5. Wow...they look yummy and i bet my girls would give these a go! Thanks for sharing xx

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  6. halloooooo(it's a long way to you)
    I just shared this recipe on our DTE facebook page and one happy mummy has baked then already and her 3 yr old DD is enjoying them for lunch,

    "Thank you Sue(for sharing the recipe), just made a batch of the Whole wheat cookies, miss 3 year old having some for lunch. May cook for lesser time as they are a bit hard for the kids. Another thing to now ad to my no longer buy list"

    Howzat and thank you,
    xxx

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    1. Hallooo back!!!! :)

      Brilliant! XO They are so tasty and dead easy to make... we love them!

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  7. FYI. The Himalayan pink salt is not exactly sea salt as there is not a sea in the Himalayas ;)

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  8. Nice story but where is the recipe?

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    1. Under the picture of the crackers, click on the words: "this recipe"

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