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Basil-Garlic "Cracker" Bread

(adapted from http://www.recipesource.com/munchies/snacks/02/rec0270.html )

This is pretty good stuff, but it's... not crackers.


* 2 c All-purpose flour
* 2 c Whole-wheat flour
* 4 ts Salt
* 1 tb Baking powder
* 1/4 c Butter
* 2 Tbsp olive oil
* About 3/2 c Water
* About 2 Tbsp roasted minced garlic
* About 2 Tbsp basil


1. Preheat the oven to 350~ F.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, garlic, and basil.

3. Mix the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

4. Add the water, little by little, and blend to form a dough that will hold together in a cohesive ball.

4b. Accidentally add too much water and add more flour to compensate

5. Divid the dough into 3 equal portions for rolling. (And also because it won't all fit in the toaster oven.)

6. Roll it as flat as possible. Try to follow the recipes instructions to fold over and roll, and realize they don't seem to be doing anything.

7. Transfer to a sheet, cut dough into squares with a knife, and prick holes in dough with a fork.

8. Bake for about 30 minutes for a very bread-like product.

8b. Bake at 400 F, then, 300 F, for 40 minutes each for a harder, vaguely more cracker-like, product

9. Eat!

In Retrospect

Well, for one, these were supposed to be crackers. Ah well. Note to self: find a recipe that uses less baking powder for less poofiness

Also, the resulting crackers seemed a little too salty for my taste. They seem like they would go well with cheese, although I didn't have any at the time. :(

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