Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sprouted Wheat Crackers

Anyone need a good recipe for a tea party???

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Sprouted Wheat Crackers!

adapted from Angela from Oh She Glows  recipe for Homemade Wheat Thins

  • 1 1/4 cups sprouted wheat flour*
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus extra for sprinkling on top
  • 1 tsp wasabi powder
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla 
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt and wasabi powder).
  3. Cut butter into flour mixture until crumbly (I used two forks to do this). Mix water and vanilla and pour into flour/butter mixture, stir until it comes together. Then get in there with your hands and squeeze away until the dough really comes together. Add a tiny bit of water if it seems too dry.
  4. Split the dough in half (or any workable amount) and roll out on a floured surface until very thin, maybe about 1/16 inch thick. Before your last roll, sprinkle salt, sesame seeds or whatever you want to top your crackers with and roll it into the dough. Cut using a pizza cutter, into any shape/design your little heart desires. Transfer crackers to baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the dough.
  5. Bake 8-10 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking. Mine only took 8 minutes, but it might take more if you use a baking mat. Watch them, as they will burn quickly. Let cool completely and enjoy with some hummus or your favorite dip! Store in an air-tight container.
Makes enough crackers to fill two baking sheets.

*NOTE: wondering about sprouted wheat flour? You can always sub regular flour in here, but sprouted is much more fun and has a different nutritional profile, as sprouting awakens the grain! I did the sprouting/grinding myself. Just get some wheat berries, sprout them in a jar or sprouter and dehydrate (using a dehydrator, or lots of sun) for 4-6 hours, until they're completely dry. Then use your coffee or spice grinder to grind the sprouted wheat berries into flour. It takes a bit of advanced planning to do this so start a few days before you want to make your crackers. Oh, and you can sometimes get sprouted flour at the health food store.

I was super happy with the way these crackers turned out! Crunchy and salty. The wasabi powder didn't make it spicy at all - just added a little depth to the flavor. It was great with our South Euclid made Dill Hummus! I wanted to make some of my almond hummus, but we had several tubs in the fridge already. If you have a party (a tea party perhaps?) that you need to supply with some munchies - these crackers are the bees knees

Peace, Love & Bagels,

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