Monday, May 5, 2008

Homemade Graham Cracker

I was craving for Cheesecakes and I never had it more than once. The new Cheesecake factory which is now come to "Natick Mall" (Now called "Natick Collections") tempts everyone driving through Route 9. But since me and V are now doing some cost cutting, we have been reducing our restaurant visits to almost nil. I decided to search for a good Homemade Graham Cracker recipe for the Cheesecake.

I got this very good link from "BakingSheet" who is posted a simple and eggless Graham Cracker recipe. I followed it with the exception of substituting Molasses with Maple Syrup as I did not have the former.

Here goes the recipe which you can also find at "BakingSheet"

Ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter (if you are using food processor, its easy to use cold butter while combining), else you may use cold Margarine, or a less harder equivalent than cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoon Maple Syrup (Molasses)
1/4 cup cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sieve together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the cold butter to the dry ingredients and mix until it becomes a course texture. Add the honey, Maple Syrup, water, and vanilla. Mix until it forms a firm dough which can hold itself together. Flour a parchment paper, and transfer the dough on it. Roll the dough 1/8-inch thick using a rolling pin (used to rollchapathi). Chill for at least 1 hour, until firm.

Preheat oven to 350F. Take the dough and roll it a bit more if it is not yet 1/8-inch thick. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut into 2-inch squares. Arrange the crackers on parchment lined baking sheets. With a toothpick, prick several holes in each cracker. Do not prick too much, just 4 rows and 3 columns, or like I have shown above in the pics.
Bake for 15 minutes, until lightly browned at the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan. Yields: 48 crackers. I have yet to prepare the Cheesecake with these Graham Crackers I made. So you expect that soon in my blog :) These are also good to have along with evening tea :) ..on a nice cloudy evening by the window side :)

Tips From "Baking sheet": If you cut the dough through but leave the squares together, you can break them up after they’re baked

19 comments:

ranji said...

crackers look so crispy and perfect roopa....seeing ur baking recipe after a long gap....did u make cheese cake too???:)

Asha said...

Made at home? WOW! RV, that looks delcious!:)

kamala said...

Looks Delicious Roopa,I am going to try this soon

Divya Vikram said...

crackers look too good..cant believe they were made at home..

Divya Vikram said...

Thanks for dropping by blog Roopa..n thanks for adding me in ur blogroll..The squash isnt too sweet..but has a lot of water content..try it..u might like it..

Shubha Ravikoti said...

hey roopa dont trick me... r they really home made?? ohh they looks awesome... really excellent...:d.... wow... i have no other words... iam sure gonna try it...:D.... looks perfect....

Uma said...

wow, those crackers look like store-bought! Lovely crackers, roopa! Yummy!

Madhu said...

Looks very good Roopa. Recently I also found a recipe for graham crackers without eggs and I wanted to try it. I'll check what's the difference between the 2 recipes.

Miss Bellevue :) said...

Wow Roopa these are looking yummy and mouth watering :)

bhags said...

well making graham crackers at home is something very commendable....crackers look all crisp and yummy

Roopa said...

Hi ranji,
Thank you! No I have to make cheesecake soon.

Asha, Nice to see you here after long time :) Hope you had a great spring break !

Kamala, Divya: Thank you! yes they were made at home itself :)

Divya: Thanks for the info about Squash :)

Shubha: hehe no tricking here, its definitly made in my kitchen :D Thank you shubha:)

Uma,Miss Bellevue, Bhags: Thank you ladies !

Madhu: thank you! and yes do lewt know if its similar:) Maybe I can quot that link too in my post.

Madhavi said...

home made crackers.....wow looks awesome roopa, thanxx for sharing!!!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Roopa.... That was a excellent recipe... Looks delish.... Turned out so perfect.... Love it...

Mansi Desai said...

that looks great Roopa!

Shri said...

Crackers made at home!looks so delicious .you are an amazing cook,have to try this.thanks for sharing.

ANJALI J. said...

crispy crackers.. loved the picture. recipe too :)

LG said...

Good Looking crackers and eggless too..must try it.

Roopa said...

Madhavi,Sukanya,Mansi, Shri,Anjali,LG,: Thank you friends :)

Haley said...

We would like to feature your homemade graham cracker on our blog. Please email haleyglasco@gmail.com if interested. Thanks :)

Haley

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