Homemade Wheat crackers? What?? When I saw this I knew for sure I had to make them. I don't really eat much snack food but wheat thins are one of my favorite snack foods and I could eat the whole box in one sitting, so I knew I had to try them.
I was in the break room at work and someone noticed my baggie of crackers and asked me what brand they were, because she noticed they weren't really square. I smiled and told her they weren't a brand, they were something I made. Confused as to why I would 'waste my time' to make something that is more convenient to buy, I let her taste a one. Even though, they tasted good, she still wasn't convinced why I would waste my time. I don't consider it a waste of time but everyone is entitled to their own opinions. She didn't even 'know you could make crackers' .
Uh, yes. You can make anything! And here's how to do it.
1 Cup wheat flour
1 Cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. vanilla
4 TBSP. Butter
1/2 cup of milk
In a bowl mix the flours, salt, paprika, sugar. Cut in the butter. Stir in the vanilla. Add the milk and mix until it forms a workable dough. It's just like making pie crust. I had to use my hands a bit to combine everything to form the dough.
Split dough into three pieces. Roll out one piece at a time very thin, around 1/16 of an inch. It takes some work with just a rolling pin but it's doable. Then using a pizza cutter cut crackers. Place crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 325 until golden brown.
They take about 20 minutes but check them every so often because they do burn easily. Let cool and enjoy!
Store in an airtight container.
So the lesson for today is, if they sell it at the store or comes in a box, you can probably make a version of it yourself. And believe me, these were so good, you won't want to go back to the boxed brand.