Cooking Classes


Making some Savoury Crackers

I have been intrigued with making crackers for quite some time.  I came across a recipe for a "Lesley Stowe" style of cracker that I found at Dinner with Julie and thought I would try it.  It is very close to the recipe for an American Irish Soda Bread.  And then it is double baked like a biscotti.  You can vary the nuts, herbs, dried fruits to suit your taste.

I would suggest trying dried cranberries or cherries, thyme, caraway seeds, crushed cardamom seeds or what ever your mind can conceive.  Also, this recipe uses 2 regular size loaf pans but next time, I would use the mini loaf pans (and vary the first baking time accordingly) to produce a smaller cracker.  I was also quite happy with the result when I cut the slices in half before the second baking.

Another tip, do not overcook on the second baking.  We want them to be crisp but we don't want them to be burned.  If they are not crisp enough after the second baking, then I would suggest putting them in a very slow oven (250F) to dry them out for about 15 minutes.

Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crackers
2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups buttermilk

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/4 cup milled flax seed

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the buttermilk, brown sugar and honey and stir.   Add the raisins, pecans, sesame seeds, flax seed and rosemary and stir just until blended.
Pour the batter into two 8”x4” loaf pans that have been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for about 45 minutes, until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the pans and cool on a wire rack.
The cooler the bread, the easier it is to slice really thin.   Slice the loaves as thin as you can and place the slices in a single layer on an ungreased cookie sheet.  You can slice them so thin as to be almost lacy.  These loaves freeze well so could be sliced and baked another day, if desired.   Reduce the oven heat to 300° F and bake them for about 15 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 10 minutes, until crisp and deep golden. 
Makes about 8 dozen crackers.


  1. Wow! So simple...Thanks for the post ..need to try it soon..

  2. Beltran, Nate, Ross, Rowand and Belt (when not at first) make enough outfielders to carry us forward. Sandoval, Cabrera, Keppinger and Fontenot give some flexibility for the infield. Crawford and Burriss will be back on 9/1. Only a trio remains of those who played alongside Vrabel during his tenure in New England: Brady, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and special teams captain Matt Slater. Brady spent eight seasons with Vrabel from 2001 to 2008. Gostkowski arrived in 2006, and Slater was a rookie during Vrabel's final season in 2008 before being traded.. (tags: Jordan Shoes For Sale Cheap, 2020 Jordan Release Dates, Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet)

    Il a tout test pour son travail, du iPhone au iPad en passant par des tlphones Androd et des Blackberry mais son propre tlphone est un Androd, un Motorola.En fait, dans le cas des Androds, le fabricant du tlphone est responsable de l'interface, a peut donc varier beaucoup d'un tlphone l'autre. Androd est un peu le Linux des PC.Du ct des applications, Apple en a beaucoup mais la majorit ont une utilit relle limite ou inexistante. De plus, les plus intressantes sont souvent couteuses. (tags: Cheap Real Yeezys, Discount Jordan Shoes Wholesale, Cheap Yeezys)

    "Passing was excellent. They were finding space and people would move into that space well. It's something that we haven't been doing so well this season so it was good to see. In general, negotiating prudence, export and import is the administration of the progression of things between the purpose of root and the purpose of utilization so as to meet necessities of clients or enterprises. Whether you are transporting a single item or everything in the house or office, you need to make extensive logistical plans. You need an assurance that your items will be in safe hands and get to the desired destination in one piece (tags: Coach Outlet Store Online , Michael Kors Bags Sale, Coach Outlet Store, MK Outlet).


I appreciate your comment! Please visit often.