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cracker recipe

The The Bakers Dozen: cracker recipe
By Godley (Godley) on Saturday, December 08, 2001 - 02:23 pm: Edit

I am looking for a cracker recipe. I know generally it is not worth the effort but this is about allergies. My wife is allergic to anything that smacks of preservatives. This includes bleached flour, sugar (except for natural no preservative added sugar). Basically she can't eat much that is pre-made. So she asked me to find a cracker recipe. Even if someone can send me in the right direction. I was thinking something between a pasta dough and a baking powder biscuit. Something like a buttery soda cracker. Any thoughts?

By Thebaker (Thebaker) on Saturday, December 08, 2001 - 03:39 pm: Edit

Try This Adapted
Bernard Claytons
bread from france

1/4lb butter (room temp)
1/2c hot water (125 Degrees F)
2 1/4 AP flour
1/4c non fat dry milk
4 teaspoons sugar ( I use Organic cane sugar)
2 teaspoon salt ( I use Sea Salt)

cut butter into pieces inot a bowl and add the hot water, let rest for about 5min until water is warm,stir in 3/4cup of the flour,the dry milk, sugar, salt.
this will be a soft batter, blend thoroughly and add the rest of the flour 1/4c at a time, to forma ball of soft dough.

on a lightly floured surface knead until the dough is smooth ( you may add extra flour to make it workable)
*Note since there is no leavening in this you are kneading just to blend the ingr. and make it smooth.
Place in a bowl cover with plastic and let it rest for an hour

roll dough out to about 10in by 18in to about 1/8 in thick.
Be gentle and work it into shape.
Mark off 2in sqrs and cut with a pastry wheel.
Dont use a knife as it may tear the dough.
prick the sqrs. with a fork a few times.

bake for about 8-10 min at 400 Degr.
keep an eye on them they go fast!!

you want them light brown with dark edges and a brown bottom.

they stay fresh for days and freeze well to..

If you have any questions just ask.
from time to time I do special baking for people with various food allergys and special diets...

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