I’ve been on the lookout for some good cracker recipes for years. My kids love snacking on crackers of all kinds, but the cost of supplying two good eaters with organic, unrefined munchies isn’t cheap, so I’ve been keen to make them myself. I got lucky several weeks ago when I scored a copy of The Fannie Farmer Baking Book at a second hand store, and lo and behold, it has several recipes for crackers. The most exciting discovery (for me anyway) was the recipe for homemade graham crackers.
That typical graham cracker flavor comes from a combination of graham flour and honey. I don’t usually have graham flour on hand, but I found some at a nearby bulk food store without too much trouble. It’s similar in appearance to regular whole wheat flour, but with larger pieces of bran.
I’m happy to report that they taste just like graham crackers (who’d a thunk?!)! Most of them were gobbled up within the first day, but we’ve got a few left almost a week later and they still taste good. The true test will be whether I can use them for pie crusts (or s’mores!).