Our July 2012 Daring Bakers’ Host was Dana McFarland and she challenged us to make homemade crackers! Dana showed us some techniques for making crackers and encouraged to use our creativity to make each cracker our own by using ingredients we love.
This was a great challenge, especially since there was little opportunity for me to f*ck things up, and I was also able to make these two types of crackers at scale. I went with the health crackers (although I used oat bran and einkorn flour instead of wheat germ and all-purpose flour, respectively) and the cheddar, walnut, and rosemary icebox crackers (using rosemary from our backyard, and also using einkorn flour instead of all-purpose). Both came out exceptionally delicious: the icebox crackers were very rich (they’re full of butter and cheddar cheese) and the health crackers, maybe because I used oat bran, had a delightful texture similar to Nairn’s oatcakes. I would happily make both of these again, particularly the health crackers.