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Whole grain cracker recipe wanted

Trialer70's picture
Trialer70

Whole grain cracker recipe wanted

I made my first batch of crackers today from the recipe off the back of the Bob's Red Mill dark rye flour package (rye crackers).  They were surprisingly easy and pretty good, too.  Now I'm on the search for a whole grain or whole wheat version of a cracker that I can use for serving with cheeses and spreads.  I would like something fairly neutral in taste but "sturdy" in content.  I'm on a kick to eliminate as much processed/boxed/pre-made stuff in my diet as I can.  I'd appreciate any ideas or recipes!

RobynNZ's picture
RobynNZ

Use the search box top left; "crackers" will bring up lots of ideas.

Trialer70's picture
Trialer70

Well, duh--the joke's on me!  Thank you for the tip.  I think I will find what I need among the many entries.  I'm looking for something that is basically a whole-grain version of the Ritz cracker, kind of crisp but also with a tender flake to it.  Some of the heavily seeded crackers are nice, but I would like something that will blend in the background of some awesome gourmet cheeses I recently purchased in San Francisco.

clazar123's picture
clazar123

I just looked up the Rye Cracker recipe and wonder if it would work if you just substitute wheat for the rye? I would try it and leave out the caraway seeds and add the lquids in parts since wheat absorbs a little differently than rye.

Where is evaporated cane juice available? I've never seen it in grocery stores in the Midwest-USA. CAn corn syrup be substituted? 

Trialer70's picture
Trialer70

Evaporated cane juice is actually those "raw" sugars you see (turbinado, etc.) on market shelves.  If you look in the baking section among the sugars, most grocery chains carry some brand of this kind of sugar.  It's supposed to be "healthier" than regular refined white sugar (but it's still sugar...) and carry some of the nutrients of the cane in it.  I just used white sugar in the recipe and it was fine.

I will try the wheat flour substitution.  Thanks for the tip!

clazar123's picture
clazar123

http://savoryseasonings.blogspot.com/search/label/Breads%3A%20Crackers

I admit I haven't tried them but they seem very basic and have pretty good reviews.On my "to do" list for tomorrow,maybe.

Trialer70's picture
Trialer70

Wow--the world of crackers!  Who would have thought such a simple thing has its own section of the baking world.  This has once again proved my satisfaction with this site for ideas, help and recipes.  Thank you so much for the link.

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cheekygeek

I'm resurrecting this thread with a link, just in case anyone else was searching the site and found this thread (like me). I just discovered wholegrainalice.com and her novel approach to making whole grain crackers. SO EASY/SIMPLE. This post has links to more info about it and to her videos. (You don't need a grain mill to try her approach, but you can use one if you prefer).

Thread: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/43040/ot-whole-grain-crackers-method-revelation-me