Baby It's Cold OUTSIDE!!!!!!
I didn't go to work on Tuesday because the weather forecast said we would have freezing rain beginning at 9 AM and around Noon we'd have sleet. I opted to stay in the safety and comfort of my home with my cherubs.
I started our day with a pot of malt-o-meal and homemade biscuits. Yum! However, we started our day so late, that it was actually brunch. HA HA
As the day progressed I began to think about what we would have for dinner. I thought a pot of chili would be good for a cold night...we were getting down into the 20's. Hmmmmmmm, we had no crackers to go with our chili and we love having crackers with it. So I googled home-made crackers and wasn't very impressed with the first recipe that came up. However, the next one was the one. I made the home-made crackers and they were a hit. We had to stop ourselves from eating them up before we had our chili to eat them with. Below is the recipe and then I'll explain what alterations I made.
2 Cups Flour (I used unbleached all purpose, wasn't ready to experiment with wheat)
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2/3 Cups Warm Water
1/3 Cup Olive Oil (I used vegetable oil, it was all I had)
Herbs of your choice
Preheat oven to 400*
Lightly grease cookie sheets.
No grease needed if using a pizza stone.
combine dry ingredients then gradually stir in the water & oil mixture. Mix until a smooth dough forms. If you want to add herbs you can at this time. (In my first batch I added fresh rosemary, in the second batch I added Italian seasoning).
Divide the dough in half and flatten on cookie sheet or pizza stone. Once dough is spread thin, use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut into squares. Brush lightly with an egg wash or spray lightly with olive oil.(One egg white & 2 Tablespoons water...I did this but next time will try the olive oil)
Sprinkle with sea salt if desired (I didn't have sea salt, but used Kosher salt).
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden and crispy. (not all will be the same golden color)
These crackers are great with soup, dips, or cheese...Ask me how I know...LOL
Now the recipe said to sprinkle your desired herbs on top of the crackers. I opted for mixing my herbs into the dough itself.
OUR REVIEW: Simple, quick, DELICIOUS!!! These crackers had more taste and flavor than any store bought cracker we have ever had. So guess who is really ready to get the mixer I want so I can make bread and crackers for my family every weekend?!