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- Garrett's Crackers
- When you're struggling and money is
picking up a box of crackers can sometimes seem like a luxury you can't
afford. We've been in that situation. It's cheaper to pick up a pound
of flour and make what you need then it is to spend $2 for this and $4
for that. Those little extra dollars eventually add up. But Gary likes
having peanut butter and crackers for lunch. So for about two months he
worked on perfecting a saltine cracker recipe and we think he's done a
pretty good job.
- Preparation Time: 1 hour
- Makes: 6 dozen crackers
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- 4 tablespoons Butter
- 1 cup Water
- 3 teaspoons Coarse Salt - For topping
- Preheat an oven to 400° F.
- Melt the butter and butter three 15x10 cookie sheets.
Reserve the remaining melted butter.
- In a mixing bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.
- Add two tablespoons of the butter to the flour mixture.
- Add ¼ cup of the water to the mixture and blend it in thoroughly.
one tablespoon water at a time till the mixture forms a ball and the
dough comes completely off of the sides of the mixing bowl.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured bread board.
- Knead the dough till it is smooth.
- Divide into three equal balls.
- Using a rolling pin, roll each ball to a rectangle to fit the cookie sheet.
It needs to be very thin, it should fill the sheet completely.
you get it close to the sheet size it is easier to roll the corners
with the handle of a smooth wooden spoon. If it is too large for the
pan, cut the rolled edge of the dough away from the edges with a knife
and combine it back into the other balls.
- Brush the sheet of dough with left over melted butter
- Sprinkle coarse salt to taste.
- With a pizza cutter, cut the dough on the sheet into 6 by 4 squares.
- Dock the dough: using a fork, poke three rows of holes into each cracker.
- Bake for 8 to 12 minutes till they are lightly browned.
- You can replace the coarse salt with any variety of seasonings,
such as ranch, garlic or whatever your favorite seasoned topping might