Oh you have no idea how long I've been wanting to make wheat crackers! Now that I've got them made I have no idea what took me so long, they are so simple! I made these yummy little morsels with my brand new Wondermill Grain Mill.
Homemade Wheat Thins
What You Need:
- 1 1/2 c. wheat flour
- 4 T. butter (softened or melted)
- 1 1/2 T Sugar
- 1/2 t. salt + some for sprinkling
- 1/4 c. water (more or less)
Here's my new Wondermill. This thing is a total powerhouse! For this recipe I used Soft White Wheat Berries.
If you are grinding wheat for these crackers, set your machine on the Bread setting.
With the Wondermill you want to make sure you turn the machine on before you put the wheat berries in. I added mine in a cup at a time.
I had to take a picture of my mill and my countertop when I finished grinding. For some reason I was under the impression that wheat grinding was messy and here's the proof that I was totally wrong!
I'm not sure why I didn't discover it before but freshly ground wheat is not only super fluffy and fine, It. Smells. Amazing. Seriously...why is there not a candle in "Freshly Ground Wheat" scent?
In a bowl, mix together the sugar, wheat flour, and salt. As you can see, I used turbinado (or raw) sugar. You can use plain white sugar if you prefer.
Add in the butter. Mix until crumbly.
Slowly add in the water. You may need more or less. I prefer to mix up my crackers with a fork because I think it combines the ingredients better and still lets them be flaky.
Roll the dough out until it's very thin. (It will not rise at all so just roll it out to be the thinness you desire to eat!) You will need to roll out the dough on parchment paper if you aren't using a stonewear pan so it doesn't stick.
Score your crackers with a pizza cutter. If your crackers aren't perfectly square, don't sweat it. I'm pretty sure they all taste the same.
Sprinkle with a little more salt.
Bake at 400F for about 15 minutes. Watch the crackers after 10 minutes to make sure they don't get too "done".
Enjoy plain, with cheese, dip, or any other way you normally enjoy crackers!
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