I’m not a big cracker consumer, but I do think it’s fun to try out recipes for food items typically bought in store. A lot of people wouldn’t think to make crackers at home, but it is so much healthier when you are in control of the ingredients. Here is my first go at making copycat wheat thins with this homemade recipe.
Copycat Wheat Thins
recipe from Serious Eats
1 ¼ c whole wheat flour (I used a blend with seeds in it)
1 ½ tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp paprika
4 tbsp butter
¼ c water
¼ tsp vanilla
1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, and paprika in a medium bowl.
2. Cut the butter into small pieces and mix in with a fork or pastry blender.
3. Combine water and vanilla and add to the flour. Mix until smooth.
4. Roll out dough in manageable size pieces on a floured surface as thin as possible, at least 1/16th inch thick.
5. Cut into squares around 1 ½ inches wide and place squares onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5-7 minutes until crisp and brown.
7. Store in an airtight container.
These were great, but it really doesn’t make a whole lot of crackers. For the amount we eat crackers, which is hardly at all, the trouble wasn’t too bad. If I were eating crackers all the time or making them for more people, I’m not sure that it would be worth all the time and effort. They were definitely interesting to try though, and most importantly, tasty!
Have you made homemade crackers?