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Homemade Graham Crackers

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Homemade Graham Crackers                 Makes 4 dozen or so depending on size.

Preheat oven to 350F

¾ cup unbleached organic all-purpose flour

1 ½ cups whole-wheat graham flour (Bob’s Red Mill is the brand I use)

½ cup sugar (use half brown sugar)

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 cup cold, organic unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

4 Tbsp. raw honey

¼ cup cold water

1 tsp. vanilla or maple extract

  1. In an electric mixer mix the flours, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together. Add the cold butter a few pieces at a time and mix until it resembles coarse crumbs or cornmeal. Add the honey, water, and vanilla (or maple). Mix until the dough comes together in a sticky ball. Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick between sheets of waxed paper.
  2. Chill for 1 hour, or until firm. Lightly flour the dough and roll 1/8-inch thick. With a sharp knife or cookie cutters, cut into 2-inch squares, or the shape of your choice. Arrange the crackers on a silpat, or parchment lined cookie sheet. With a fork, prick several holes in each cracker.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar crystals. Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly browned at the edges.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan.

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