Sunday, March 8, 2009

Homemade Goodness


Graham crackers and milk where one of my favorite snacks as a child. I could eat a whole package myself. Dunking until it was just right, still with a bit of crispness, not too soggy.

My kids haven't really experienced the goodness of graham crackers and milk because most brands are full of hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and bleached flour. I have found a couple of brands that have a good ingredients list, but are totally lacking in flavor.

Why couldn't I make some? So my quest began. I found a recipe in my stash of cookbooks, but the attempt failed miserably. I couldn't be satisfied until I had successfully completed my mission. I scoured the Internet, I found recipes and compared them to the first. Finally I found one I felt looked worthy.

It was my first time visiting Baking Bites.

The graham crackers worked perfectly and tasted better than I'd hoped, with a hint of molasses, honey and cinnamon. And it couldn't be easier, just throw all the ingredients into a food processor. I've since made them many times, sometimes using cookie cutters for fun shapes, but usually I just cut them straight with a pizza cutter and snap them apart when cool. Just like when I was a kid.

*Please follow the link for the recipe, the only thing I did different was to use white whole wheat flour for the total amount of flour instead of a mix of AP and whole wheat.

10 comments:

pam said...

We love graham crackers around here! I can't wait to try these out. Thanks so much, Sally.

SisterDG said...

OOh, this looks like a recipe I could even coax into sugar-free-ness. Thanks for the link!

SquishyCuteStuff said...

I couldn't have said it better, because I LOVE that perfect area between crispy and soggy. Bliss!

Chris said...

I have had some graham flour in my freezer forever, with the intention of making graham crackers some day. I was curious to know what graham flour is...trusty Wikipedia had an answer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_flour

I may try to make these tomorrow morning...maybe toss in some cocoa powder. Hope Wren's feeling better & we get to see you tomorrow.

Pollyanna said...

Oh Sally, this sounds wonderful! I love the back story so much too. Makes me feel all warm and cozy just thinking about it. I may have to give it a try too. Thanks for sharing the link. Mmm. I'm a dunker too;)

Lo Christine said...

I never thought of making graham crackers before. . .looks delicious!

LeaKarts said...

Yum! Thanks so much for the link!

Kristina said...

Awesome! Like you, graham crackers are one of those things I've always wondered about making. This recipe has definitely piqued my interest.

Kristina
Sweetfern Handmade

Dot said...

Great idea!

h. said...

Oh, thank you, thank you for the link! Every summer we use homemade marshmallows and dark chocolate to make s'mores, and the only thing missing was homemade graham crackers!