Friday, March 29, 2013

Recipe of the week: Basic crackers

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 Basic crackers

2 cups flour of choice
1/4 tsp. Salt
2tsp. Softened butter
1 cup milk
-Preheat oven to 400f
-Put salt and flour in mixing bowl (add spices of your choice at this point)
-Cut in butter until it looks like fine bread crumbs
-Slowly add milk to form a soft but not sticky dough
-Roll out until paper thin and put on baking sheet
-Using a sharp knife, cut dough into squares (you could also use a cookie cutter to get fun shapes)
-Prick each one with a fork 2 or 3 times
-bake 15 - 20 min. Until brown ad crispy
-Allow to cool and store in air tight container.

I made 2 batches of these crackers. 1 was made with 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour. To these I added 1 cup of finely grated cheese before putting in the milk.
The second, I made with 2 cups of spelt flour and some steak spice to add flavor.
I served them with some home made hummus