Monday, September 5, 2011

Homemade Graham Crackers

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I ventured into crackers this weekend. Golden brown graham crackers.

Small ones of course. These are only about 2 inches square.

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Combine flour, dark brown sugar, baking soda and salt and you’re on your way. Then, cut in the butter. Add honey, milk and vanilla and mix on low just until dough starts to come together. Chill.

Okay that was the overview version. Visit Smitten Kitchen for the full Graham Cracker recipe. When I first saw her post back in 2009, I was mesmerized by the cuteness of her crackers and color of the dough. I knew I would make them one day and I’m glad I finally did.

It’s fun to make homemade versions of things I would typically only think of buying. Like the gumdrops I made the other day. Or marshmallows. I need to try to make those soon. Or pop-tarts maybe? Nutter Butters… hmmmm.

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After the dough was chilled and rolled, I roughly measured out 2-inch square cracker shapes, leaving a space between each square.

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You’ll want to remove the extra dough (and reuse the scraps) to make sure the crackers don’t bake into each other.

That would be ugly.

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You can use a wooden skewer to press along the center of each cracker and also to poke decorative holes.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, too before baking.

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Then, when baked and cooled, you can snap them in half just like the larger version you’re used to.

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Too cute.

But, I took these a step farther.

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Yeah, I broke out the fondant.

Weird, right?

I mean fondant doesn’t go with graham crackers at all. But, I threw reasoning out the window and got a little silly.

Or a lot silly. Silly is good … and good for you.

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Anyone see where I’m going yet?

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What about now?

If you use Twitter regularly, you’ve probably guessed already.

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Instagram.

Better yet, Instagrahams!

Instagram is a fun, free photo sharing app for your iPhone. I’ve recently become fascinated.

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It lets you use filters with your photos and share them with your friends. It lets you see what they see. In an instant.

Try it.

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Camera Crackers.

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Graham crackers.

Homemade fun.

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