It feels very much like Fall today. This morning was cold and drizzly. While that sounds dreary it was actually quite welcome. I ran my errands this morning including grocery shopping. The grocery bill has been outrageous and we are really pinching our pennies. In an effort to cut down the food bill (while we work on growing enough of our own) I avoided buying processed items like crackers and chips. Instead I bought organic popcorn and decided to make my own crackers. It was incredibly easy and so much cheaper than those from a box. Another plus is that there are no preservatives or added unknowns in mine.

They turned out very well and were a hit with the family. I can make the equivalent of several boxes of crackers for the price of one store bought box. I can add different spices and seasonings as well like cinnamon and sugar for a sweet treat. Win!

Here is the recipe I followed:

1 Cup flour
2 T butter, melted
1/2 tsp salt
6-8 T water

Mix the melted butter with the flour and salt until well blended. Add water a tablespoon at a time until you have a stiff, smooth dough. Do not allow the dough to get too wet.

Roll out dough until very thin. Transfer to a cookie sheet. Score with a pizza cutter. Brush very lightly with butter and sprinkle with salt, seasonings, etc.

Bake at 400 degrees for 9-10 minutes.

The original recipe called for a baking time of 15 minutes which was much too long for mine so you may have to play with the time.

As the crackers cool they become crispier.

These will go great with our soup tonight!


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