I don’t know what it is about crackers but my daughter absolutely loves them! Back in the day when I didn’t know any better, my little one used to eat a lot of goldfish crackers. I truly didn’t realize how easy it was to make them from my own kitchen. No weird additives, no hidden junk. I could make them as nourishing as I want them to be!
These are a special treat in our house as I don’t make them that often. We generally try to avoid grains as much as we could in order to heal our gut. But for those days that just scream crackers? We simply bust out our rolling pins and have fun in the kitchen together.
For this recipe, I used spelt flour in place of a regular white flour. We use real butter, and if you can find one from pastured sources or make them yourself, even better! Feel free to experiment with adding spices and such, as I firmly believe in using recipes as inspiration more than instruction. (You can make this recipe even more nourishing by grinding your own grains and soaking them with yogurt over night to remove phytic acid. See this recipe for more instructions.) Also, if you don’t own a cute fish cookie cutter already, here’s a simple tutorial on how to make one.
1 cup of spelt flour, freshly ground if you can
1 – 1 1/2 cup of Cheddar Cheese, grated
4 TBSP Real Butter, cut into cubes
2 TBSP cold water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 teaspoon of onion, garlic powder or herb/spice of your choice
Pulse everything together in the food processor until the dough resembles a dough.
Remove dough from processor, wrap in plastic and put in the fridge for 20 minutes
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into fish shapes (or whatever shape you prefer.)
Place on cookie sheet. (It’s probably better to line the cookie sheet with parchment sheet. I forgot!)
Bake at 350 F degrees for about 15 minutes or until crispy.
Enjoy them right away or store in an air-tight container!
Vina is a daughter, wife, mama, writer, artist, dancer, poet and a hopeless believer in Art and Love. She loves to play sillies, make up stories and sing out loud with her almost 4 year-old daughter, who she thinks is one day going to end up on Broadway, if not in American Idol. She is inspired by Waldorf Education, although she considers herself more of an eclectic homeschooler (wanna be). She wholeheartedly seeks and embraces Wisdom wherever She may be found, like in a warm bath, in the gaze of a newborn or my most favorite, in the simplest act of listening. Vina blogs at A Nourishing Home.
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