Tuesday, November 10, 2009

We're Cracken Up....

Well not really but we did make crackers today. I love homemade crackers they taste better than store bought and they can be fun to make especially when you find a recipe that just works.

We are getting the leftovers of Ida the tropical storm/tropical depression last night we had alot of rain and today overcast and LOTS of wind. We were on the west side of it and that is the best side to be on if you have to be on any side of a hurricane LOL. It is very cool and breezy it made for a really nice walk after lunch today with the kids. And I am sitting on the front porch enjoying the breeze/gusts.

We picked fall huckleberries and I have some fresh ground wheat soaking on the counter to make muffins in the morning. I also picked some sassafras to make tea but I let the pan boil dry and ruined it. I will try again tomorrow the pan is soaking right now I have been scrubbing and soaking.

What can I say I got distracted.

The kids are mummifying lemons over the next few days so I have baggies on the counter with different methods of mummification. At least they didn't want to try one of the cats. Just Kidding....;)

We had 7 of our cats following us today one was our asthmatic house cat we had to stop and wait for him a couple of times his weazing and all. He is fine in the house but when we let him out he gets all weazy and congested. I could make him stay in but he loves the outdoors and it keeps him from going buggy in the house. He is a cat and he has to go outside and do cat things plus he likes to use the wide outdoors instead of the litter box.

Well the kiddos are all done with school work and are playing outside in a tree. The windchimes are tinkling away, a glorious aroma is wafting out of my windows as the beans with bay leaf and thyme are simmering away in the crockpot waiting for the smoked sausage to be added, and the Sundried Tomato Basil Crackers are cooling on the the counter.

I hope your day was as blessed as mine I pray that it was.....

Basic Farmhouse Crackers from MaryJane's Farm Nov 09 issue

1 1/2 cups flour (I used fresh ground white wheat)
1 1/2 t cream of tarter
3/4 t baking soda ( I didn't have cream of tarter so I used baking powder instead of the these 2 ingredients I use Red Mill aluminum free we love it)
3/4 t salt
1/4 c oil
1/2 c water
1 medium egg
2 t sugar (I used agave)
1 t balsamic vinegar
1/4 c sesame seeds, toasted

1 Preheat oven to 350 lightly spray baking sheet with oil
2 In a medium bowl, combine 1st 4 ingredients and mix well
3 Add oil and stir until mixture looks like coarse meal.
4 In a small bowl, whisk egg, sugar, and vinegar. Set aside
5 Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll out very thin. Brush with egg mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cut them into what ever shapes your heart desires. I used a little heart cookie cutter I have. Place crackers on baking sheet
6 Bake for 15-20 minutes and then transfer to racks for cooling.

To make the Sundried Tomatoes Basil crackers you need
1/4 cup fresh basil ( I used dried but not as much)
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes
2 T olive oil
2 T parmesian cheese, grated
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper

In a food processor add all ingredients and blend well. Add mixture to above dough after step 4 and omit sesame seeds

1 comment:

  1. I am going to have to try this recipe, I have made crackers befor, but I haven't loved any of them.


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