Sunday, December 14, 2008

Seedy cracker recipe

Well...that wasn't very nice of me to say how yummy the crackers were and then not even include the recipe. ;-) Here you go, Tara -

Seedy Crackers (sort of like Raincoast crisps)

2 cups (500 ml) whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. (30 ml) flax seeds
2 Tbsp. (30 ml) sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. (30 ml) millet
1 cup (250 ml) pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup (125 ml) sunflower seeds
1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
2 tsp. (10 ml) crushed dried rosemary
1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar
2 tsp. (10 ml) baking soda
2 cups (500 ml) milk with 2 tbsp vinegar added
1 cup (250 ml) raisins or dried cranberries
1/4 cup (60 ml) molasses

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir the milk and molasses together and then pour on to the dry stuff and mix well. Turn into two small greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 F for 50-60 minutes. Cool slightly, remove from pans and cool almost to room temperature on rack. Place in a sealed container (or ziplock bag) and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning slice the loaves into "crackers" as thinly as you can. Lay the slices on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with additional salt to taste and bake/dry at 250F until crisp (about 45 minutes, depending on how thick your slices are). Store in sealed containers in a cool dry place for up to 3 weeks.

This recipe could certainly be used as a base for lots of experimentation. I used raisins in this batch and I know that the cranberries are good but I see could also trying bits of dates or dried apricots as well. The combinations of seeds, grains and herbs to try are endless.


Katherine said...

OH, these do look delicious, Heather! Thanks so much for the recipe.

Samantha said...

L loved these so much he ate the last one for breakfast! (I almost can't believe there was one left but with dessert coming and all that delicious looking shortbread...) I'll definitely be making these! Thanks for posting the recipe :-)

Tara said...

Hey, thanks! Just in time for our Solstice Dinner menu planning too! Awesome...

Carpe Diem said...

I just found your blog. Its really great. I love the Raincoast crisps, so I will need to give these a go!