Homemade Graham Crackers

Crisp, fresh, simi-sweet  and homemade, these crackers are guaranteed to impress!

I had never put much thought to making my own graham crackers until I needed to make a cherry tart and I didn’t want to use store bought grahams. There is just something about homemade that makes food taste so good. Maybe it is the fact that I made it with my own two hands, or the lack of additives and preservatives. I would encourage you to think outside of the processed food box and make things by your own hand. Fresh tastes so much better.

I adapted this recipe from King Arther Flours and even used their product when making them. I made a few tweaks to the recipe to make it my own.

Here is what you need:
1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup white flour

1/4 cup butter melted

2 Tablespoons milk, additional for glazing

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1 large egg

Mix all your dry ingredients together before adding your wet ingredients. Using a stand mixer and a dough hook, mix the ingredients into a firm dough ball. Place in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the flour to absorb the wet ingredients. The dough holds up for longer, but I would suggest wrapping in plastic wrap before placing in the refrigerator.

Once your dough is done resting, roll the dough out flat, about a milimeter thick. Keeping in mind, they will not rise much when baked. Using a cookie cutter of choice, press the shape into the dough and place molded crackers onto a parchment lined pan. Using a fork. Make holes in the top of the cracker. This helps the cracker cook more evenly. I placed my holes across the center to create a perforation. Making it easy to break the cracker in half evenly once it was cooked.

Lightly brush the top of each cracker with milk and place in the oven at 375 degrees. Remove from the oven just before it turns brown. You can remove later, but keep in mind, the longer it cooks, the harder the cracker will be.

Once removed from the oven, place on a cooking rack and allow them to cool fully before serving. They will be soft if eaten right away. Wait a little bit for a more crisp texture. They also taste amazing if brushed with honey and dusted with cinnamon sugar post baking. Just saying haha


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