Monday, June 7, 2010

Whole Wheat Thins

These are so easy to make and they'll save you tons of money - if you're the sort of person who can't resist buying those little boxes of snacking crackers at the supermarket.

4 cups whole-wheat flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. sugar

1/2 cup shortening or lard

2/3 cup water or milk

Mix the dry ingredients then cut in the shortening until finely blended. Pour in the water and stir until batter forms into a soft ball, like pastry. (if you have a food processor all this can be done in a few seconds) Divide the dough into 4 parts. Roll each part as thin as possible. Slide the sheet of dough onto a non-buttered cookie sheet, With a pizza cutter or pastry wheel or knife, mark the dough into small squares. To prevent bubbling, prick the dough all over with the tines of a fork. Sprinkle with salt (we use celtic sea salt).

Bake at 400° for almost 10 minutes, or until crisp and pale brown. Slide the sheet onto a cooling rack and break them were you marked them before cooking.These keep very well, if they last long enough!

~My own notes:

-I use water

-whole spelt usually as Mom and I try not to use the wheat flour

-Less sugar (or sometimes I have used none - but they taste better with a bit)

-I have been using organic coconut oil in these crackers - it tastes great! I only use about 1/4 cup as you do not need much of it

-I usually store in a large jar

Taken from "Schmecks Appeal" By Edna Staebler

(Edna lived to be 100 years old...and she loved these crackers!)


Niki said...

I have always love the Food that Schmecks cookbooks, they're great, and I will be giving this recipe a try, looks yummy and as you know I do love my munchy foods...sigh...

Lady of the Manor said...

Thanks, Erin, for posting this. I'm going to try and make these. They were wonderful when you made them the other day.

Irene said...

Thanks Erin for the recipe will have to give it a try.

Shawn Humphrey said...

I can vouch for these, they are delicious!