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Recipe for Home Made Crackers

Tired of paying high prices for crackers that are high in preservatives? This recipe for home made crackers is easy and economical.

Trivia: Crackers supposedly originated in New England in 1792. Somebody combined flour and water to make a product that became known as hardtack or sea biscuit.

Recipe for Home Made Crackers

1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup milk
1 or 2 tsp sesame seed
1 or 2 tsp poppy seed
1 or 2 tsp dill seed

This recipe for home made crackers is easy to make if you use a good mixer. IF a mixer is on your wish list, I recommend the KitchenAid K45SS Classic 250-Watt 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer, White. It's more costly than some, but its the last mixer you will need to buy.

Place the flours, salt, baking powder, sugar, margarine and milk your mixer's bowl. Beat about five minutes or until completely blended together. Turn this out on a floured board and shape into a long roll. Cut this roll into three equal pieces.

Pat one third out. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, then knead until the seeds are mixed in.

Take the same and knead in the poppy seeds, as above. Then knead the dill seed into the third roll of dough.

Lightly flour a board, and roll out one lot until it is less than 1/8 inches thick. Make the edges even and neat.

Using a Pizza Wheel, cut into two inch squares. Each third will make 14 if you roll out the scraps. With a lifter, transfer your crackers to greased cookie sheets or no stick sheets. Prick the crackers with the tines of our fork, creating a pattern or using even intervals.

Sprinkle each with a little more of the same seed that you kneaded into the dough earlier. Lightly press the seeds in.

Bake this recipe for home made crackers at 375 degrees F . for seven or eight minutes. Do not overtake. Test one at six minutes by picking it up and breaking it. If it breaks sharply, it is done.

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