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
- 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.
- 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.
- Sprinkle with sugar crystals. Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly browned at the edges.
- Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan.