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Homemade Graham Crackers

Does anyone have a reliable recipe for homemade graham crackers that actually *taste like graham crackers?:)

asked by Jennifer W about 2 months ago
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Susan W

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added about 2 months ago

I've wanted to try making them, but have not found anyone who highly recommends a particular recipe. I bookmarked this one because of whose blog it is and the fact it's a Nancy Silverton's recipe. Have you tried this one?

https://smittenkitchen...

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Susan W

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added about 2 months ago

Rachael, good to know. I like the idea of denser crackers. Making them next weekend.

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added about 2 months ago

I had this recipe bookmarked for the same reason and on a s'mores kick last fall, used it. Loved it. The grahams are slightly denser than commercial brands, which I liked and the subtle sweetness from the honey compliments-plays well with the blend of ww flour if you choose to use it. When baking, the first tray of grahams spread a little bit but chilling pre baking prevented that when the next tray went in.

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added about 2 months ago

I've never made them, but Maida Heatter published a recipe (reprinted in "Maida Heatter's Cookies") that I'd bet on- her recipes are the most dependable out there. This one uses Whole Wheat AP flour- I'm sure she had one in one of her older books using Graham flour (still available from Bob's Red Mill), but I can't track it down. You might look on the Bob's Red Mill website, too, to see if they offer anything. Personally, I find the store bought ones good enough that I haven't messed with it, but Mme. Heatter mentioned the possiblity of rolling the dough out and using it for a crust that I always meant to try.

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added about 2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions! The one on SK seems to be a favorite but Id like to compare Maidas too- if anyone is kind enough to post it, it doesnt seem to be anywhere online!!

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added about 2 months ago

Oh, yeah, scraps can be rerolled. Bon Apetit.

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added about 2 months ago

They may be on the internet as Honey Graham Crackers, that's how they're indexed. However, I suppose this is legal, I'm not charging...
1c AP flour, bleached or unbleached
1 tsp aking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 oz. uns. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2c. dark brown sugar
1/4c. honey
2c. unsifted whole wheat AP flour
1/2c. milk
sift together first 5 ingr., cream butter w/ sugar, honey and vanilla, add dry ingr. in 3 additions alternating with milk in 2, beat until smooth (may be kneaded slightly if not smooth enough). Refrigerate dough 2hr. to overnight. Working with a quarter of the dough at a time, roll into a 5"x15" rectangle, trim edges and cut into 6 5"x2 1/2" oblongs, score across the middle with the back of a knife. Transfer to cookie sheets lined with parchment or foil, prick with tines of a fork 1/2" apart, bake at 350 12 to 14 min. You can do two sheets at once, or one in the higher (1/3 from top) oven position.

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added about 2 months ago

I have made (and liked) this one from Alice Medrich: https://food52.com/recipes... as well as this one from Kim Boyce: http://backtothecuttingboard... and this one, from Karen DeMasco: http://www.npr.org/templates...

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added about 2 months ago

If you mean Nabisco graham crackers, well, no, but if you want a better graham cracker with great flavor that puts any packaged graham cracker to shame, use the recipe posted by Alice Medrich here on Food52. It's utter perfection, akin to a nice digestive biscuit. Highly recommended.
https://food52.com/recipes...

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added about 2 months ago

Awesome! And yes, you know what I mean- homemade is always better:) I have just been disappointed with the recipes Ive tried- too soft, too crunchy, tasted like cardboard etc... Ill be checking out your suggestion for sure (I love digestive biscuits...)

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HalfPint

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added about 2 months ago

I've made graham crackers, used the one from Martha Stewart. They were part of a S'mores kit that I made as holiday gifts for my family and friends. I think the homemade grahams taste way better than the store-bought stuff. "Brighter" flavor since the spices were fresher.

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added about 2 months ago

I've made Alice Medrichs and Smitten Kitchen's. My favorite is Kim Boyce's, mentioned in an earlier comment. It seems much crispier and like the commercial type.

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added about 2 months ago

The grahams are slightly denser than commercial brands, which I liked and the subtle sweetness from the honey compliments-plays well with the blend of ww flour if you choose to use it.