April 7, 2012

Whole Wheat Crackers

my uneven, jagged but delicious crackers.
Remember when I told you all I was pretty cheap? Well, not much has changed. I was at the store the other day and planned on buying some crackers, because we eat tuna salad a lot for lunch and I like it on wheat thins or triscuits. I got to thinking....I buy about 5 boxes of crackers a month, which equates to about $13 a month, if they are on sale. $156 a year. Yowza, batman. If I make it myself, I save a heck of a lot of money, plus I can control how much salt and other ingredients go in them.

So, today I made my own "wheat thins."

You will need:
3 cups of white whole wheat flour
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used a mix of vegetable and coconut oil)
1cup of water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Italian spice blend (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. The dough will be very dense. Roll it out very, very thin. Like this:

Roll it as thin as you can. Then, carefully lay the dough on cookie sheet sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Score the dough with your knife (making outlines of crackers, but not cutting all the way through) and prick the dough with a fork. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 15-20 minutes.

When done, take pan out of the oven and let rest until cool. Leave the crackers on the hot pan. This is important, because it will make sure the crackers get crisp without burning. Once cool, break along the scored line and sprinkle with salt if you prefer. :)

Then you eat them. Yum.

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