Homemade Oatmeal Crackers

Homemade Oatmeal Crackers
These are simple and popular. They have a light texture - not at all like mass-produced, boxed crackers - and a neutral flavor that goes well with cheeses and dips. To dress them up, try them with a dollop of sour cream, a shaving of smoked salmon, and a sprig of fresh dill.

2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup butter
½ cup cold water


Process the rolled oats in a food processor, just ½ cup at a time. Process until the oats are reduced to a powder. Transfer each half-cup to a bowl before starting the next. You should end up with approximately 1½ cups of oat flour.

Add the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, and baking powder to the oat flour. Stir until combined, then cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture is crumbly in appearance.

Make a well in the center of the mixture and add ½ cup of cold water all at once. Stir with a fork until the mixture can be gathered into a ball, then divide the dough in half.

Roll each half on a floured surface until it's about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes, then place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Prick crackers all over with the tines of a fork, then bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until firm.

Cool on wire racks. Makes about 84 crackers, depending on size.

Products suggested for this recipe:

Earthy Delights

2871 Jolly Road

Okemos MI 48864

tel 855.328.8732

fax 517.253.7366


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