Homemade Graham Crackers, Part 1!

by Kristen on June 26, 2014

how to make homemade graham crackers

After we made wheat thins, we decided we’d like to try some other crackers.  We found this recipe on the internet (at Kitchen Simplicity), and we’re also planning to try one from America’s Test Kitchen, just to compare the two.

These were a lot easier to make than the wheat thins because we didn’t roll the dough so thin.  Also, this recipe had us roll the dough out right on the baking sheet, which is so much easier than trying to transfer rolled dough to the baking sheet.

They tasted great, and we thought they tasted quite a bit like regular graham crackers, except they were better!  They’re not quite a sweet as a cookie, but they’re really good.

I’ll definitely make these again!

ingredients for homemade graham crackers

To make these, preheat the oven to 350° F.  Combine the dry ingredients.

dry ingredients for graham crackers

Then cut in the butter.

cut in butter

Add the honey and the water, and mix until you have dough.

add honey

Place the dough on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or with parchment paper (we tried both and it didn’t seem to make a difference!)

graham cracker dough

Roll the dough into a rectangular shape until it’s about 1/4 inch thick.

Trim the rough edges with a pastry cutter.  If you don’t have a pastry cutter, you can just use a pizza cutter.

cutting graham crackers

Then cut the dough into squares and use a fork to poke holes into the dough.

scoring graham crackers

Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crackers are browned and slightly crisped.  They’ll continue to crisp up as they cool.

homebaked graham crackers

Store these in an airtight container.  We ate all of ours within 24 hours (!), but the recipe says you can keep them for up to a week.

Homemade Graham Crackers

Printable Graham Cracker Recipe

1 cup whole wheat flour
1.5 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup brown sugar, packed
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
¼ cup honey
¼ cup water

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Combine all of  the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter. Then add the water and honey and mix until you have dough.

Divide the dough into four pieces.  Roll one piece out into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.  Cut into squares and poke with a fork.

Bake for 15 minutes (watch for burning edges!). Remove from baking sheet to cool.

Repeat with remaining dough.

Store cooled crackers in an airtight container.


Fixing the email feed!

by Kristen on June 5, 2014

Hey, readers!  It’s Kristen here.

Something went wrong with Lisey’s Feedburner feed (which is the only blog feed I hadn’t migrated over to MadMimi.  Silly me.)

I’ve now moved it on over, so hopefully you guys will get this in your email inboxes.

You probably didn’t get our last post, though, so here’s the link…we tried out a recipe for homemade wheat thins!

cutting homemade crackers

We’ve been on a bit of a cracker-making tear, so we’ll be back next week with a graham cracker recipe.

Sorry about the RSS hiccup!  Hopefully things will be smooth from here on out.


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