Homemade graham crackers help make s’mores special and are the perfect snack for a beach bonfire.
· 1 1/2 cups graham flour or 8.6 oz
· 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour or 1.7 oz
· 1/3 cup packed brown sugar or 2.7 - 3.0 oz
· 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
· 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
· 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
· 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 1/4-inch cubes and chilled
· 3-4 tablespoons molasses
· 2 tablespoons whole milk
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Add flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into the bowl of a food processor and pulse several times to combine. Add the cubed butter and pulse until the mixture has a cornmeal like texture.
2. Add the molasses, milk and vanilla extract to the food processor and pulse until the dough forms a ball, approximately 1 minute.
3. On plastic wrap, press the ball into a 1/2-inch-thick disk, wrap in the plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
5. Unwrap the chilled dough and place it onto a large piece of parchment paper and top with a second piece of parchment paper. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out until it is 1/8-inch thick. Try your best to roll it into a rectangular shape.
6. Transfer the parchment paper with the rolled dough onto a large baking sheet. Gently peel away the top sheet of parchment paper and with a pastry cutter or pizza cutter, cut the dough, cut vertical cuts all the way across the dough every 2 inches and then again horizontal cuts all of the way across the dough every 2 inches, making 2-inch square pieces.
7. Using a fork, poke 3 rows of holes in each cracker. Leave the crackers on the parchment paper on the pan and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until the edges just start to darken.
Remove pan from the oven, transfer set the parchment paper with the crackers on a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely. Once completely cool, you can break them into individual crackers. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
“Homemade Graham Crackers”. Recipe. www.servedfromscratch.com. N.p. 4 Nov. 2020. Web. 14 Dec. 2023.
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