Wheat Crackers

Did you know it’s possible to make crackers at home?  It’s not even that hard and only uses basic ingredients.  Crackers here are imported, expensive, and not even that good, so I gave this recipe a try and it worked out really well.  I’ll definitely do it again!  They’re similar to Wheat Thins and you can adjust the baking time depending on how crispy and toasty you prefer your crackers.  You can sprinkle them with spices too, like I did in the picture above.  I got this recipe from the More-with-Less Cookbook.  It’s one of my favorite cookbooks because it uses simple ingredients and focuses on healthy and inexpensive food.  The notes in it are great little comments from people who have used this book for decades (and sometimes they’re humorous in their extreme attempts at frugality!).

3 C white flour

1 C whole wheat flour

1 t baking powder

1/2 t salt

3/4 C butter (the book says margerine, but I prefer butter)

1 egg

milk

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Cut in the butter.
  3. Break the egg into a one cup measure and beat lightly.  Add enough milk to fill the cup.
  4. Mix to form a ball and knead lightly.
  5. Preheat oven to 425.
  6. In batches, roll the dough out thinly (less then 1/8 inch thick) on a floured board.  Place on greased sheets.
  7. With a knife or pizza cutter, cut the sheets of dough into cracker sizes.  You don’t have to really separate the dough into separate crackers.  It will break easily along the lines after baking.
  8. Sprinkle with salt.
  9. Bake 7 to 10 minutes.

makes 1 1/4 pounds

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