I know I know, who has time to make homemade crackers. Well, if you have a food processor and about 20 minutes, these are really easy. Plus they are so tasty…similiar to wheat thins. And you feel better because there are no additives, preservatives or junk. Plus, you will impress your guests (or maybe just your kids). I used a combination of whole wheat pastry flour and regular whole wheat flour but you could certainly use all whole wheat flour, white WW Flour, oat flour or spelt flour. I actually might try this using part almond flour.
Here is what you will need:
½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour (other flours can be substituted)
1 ½ tablespoons raw honey (or sugar)
½ tsp real salt
¼ tsp paprika
4 Tbs butter
¼ cup water
Salt for topping
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a food processor, add flours, salt, paprika and sugar( if using instead of honey) and pulse until combined. Add butter, honey( if using instead of sugar). Pulse until the butter is just smaller than pea size crumbles. Add water and pulse until well combined and it forms a dough consistency.
Using your hands, form dough into a ball. Prepare a large board, dusted with flour, to roll dough. Using ½ of the dough, roll it as thin as you can without tearing the dough. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut dough into squares or triangles. Poke each with a fork to prevent bubbles (and to look authentic). Sprinkle with real salt.
Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper and transfer crackers. Bake for about 8-12 minutes, checking as they can brown fast. Repeat with remaining dough.