Wednesday, January 21, 2015
GRANDMOTHER OLIVE'S RECIPES FOR HOMEMADE CRACKERS
Someone asked for recipe for homemade crackers, but didn't say what kind of crackers. So here are a couple of recipes that Jean and I make.
GRANDMOTHER OLIVE'S CHEDDAR CHEESE CRACKERS
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 cup butter, chilled
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
6 Tablespoons cold water, or so
In medium bowl, stir together flour, salt, white pepper, and mustard. Cut in butter, with folk until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cheddar cheese. Stir in water, one tablespoon at a time until dough is held together. Roll the mixture into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Set oven for 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
On lightly floured surface roll the dough into a 16x12 inches rectangle about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 1x3 inch stripes. Put stripes onto baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp. Remove from oven and let cool.
GRANDMOTHER OLIVE'S WHOLE WHEAT CRACKERS
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
salt for sprinkling
Set oven for 350 degrees
Sift together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt. Pour in vegetable oil, water and mix together until blended.
On lightly floured surface roll out the dough until it is 1/8 inch thick. Place dough on ungreased baking sheet and mark squares out with knife BUT don't cut through. Prick each cracker with fork a few times, and sprinkle with salt.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and light brown. Remove from oven. When cool remove from baking sheet and separate into separate crackers.