Ingredients: whole wheat flour, sucanat (or sugar), baking soda, sea salt, butter, and buttermilk
Combine the flour, sucanat or sugar, baking soda, and salt in the bowl of a food processor.(I was making a double batch when I took these pictures, so the amounts of ingredients will be smaller - unless you choose to double it too.)
Blend well. If you choose to add flavor variations, add them next, then blend again.
Cut the butter into cubes and blend until the mixture is crumbly.
Add the buttermilk and process until a ball forms. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into fourths. Form one ball into a patty and place it on a sheet of parchment paper.
Place a second sheet of parchment paper on top and roll the dough until very thin. An easy way to keep this from sliding all over your counter as you roll is to place a damp dishtowel under the paper.
Thankfully, my bunch is more about what it tastes like that what it looks like, so they don't have any issue with the crackers on the edges that are not nice squares. They're so sweet that way. :)
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
2 T. sucanat
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. + 2 T. buttermilk
Sesame - add 1/2 c. sesame seeds
Italian Herb and Garlic - add 1 t. garlic powder and 1 T. dried Italian seasoning
Cheese - add 1 c. finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Tomato-Rosemary-Parmesan (my favorite) - add 1/2 c. sun dried tomatoes (drained), 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and 1 heaping T. fresh rosemary
So, with all this cracker making that's been happening around here lately, I've been bringing out those jars of hummus to pair them with. I think it's time to make more hummus…
You may have noticed that I didn't have a carton of commercial buttermilk. That's because I culture my own. It's so easy and is less expensive than buying buttermilk at the grocery store. And, it makes such a difference in the flavor of the foods I use it in. I'll be posting soon on just how easy it is to make your own buttermilk, and the AMAZING southern biscuits that it is a key ingredient for. Be sure to check back for that post coming up soon.