Thursday, October 14, 2010

Home-made Graham Crackers

I came across this recipe in the cookbook 'From Emeril's Kitchens'. The kids love them (and so do the adults). They are reminiscent of shortbread. I intend to use them as the base of a smore's treat. I am going to recreate my favorite Disneyland treat (after I master marshmallow making!).

2 3/4 cups bread flour

1/3 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

7 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup water, plus 3 or 4 teaspoons

Preheat oven to 300.

Combine bread flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter, honey, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of water. Work the mixture until a stiff dough forms, adding more water as necessary, 1 teaspoon at a time. (I use my Kitchen-Aid with the paddle attachment for this).

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness. Transfer to a large ungreased baking sheet. (It's easy to pick up the dough and move it). With the tines of a fork, prick the dough every 1/2 inch. Score into 3 1/2-inch x 4-inch rectangles. You should get at least 16 crackers.

Bake until golden brown, 25 minutes. Transfer the sheet of graham crackers to a wire rack to cool.

Cut into separate cookies.
Recipe from Emeril's New Orleans Restaurant

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