Since we started our waste free journey we have been missing one very vital thing in our lives ... crackers. Who doesn't like to eat 1,000 crackers when you are ravenous trying to make a supper that won't be done for another hour (Worst eating habit ever!!!)?! Unfortunately the yyc does not recycle any type of plastic that crinkles and crackers, cereal, cookies, etc are all vacuum sealed in that plastic to maintain freshness. I started to pin a few recipes on Pinterest and finally put aside 10 mins to make some. It takes no time at all and they taste delicious!
You will need:
- 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons of melted butter
- 1.5 tablespoons of sugar
- sea salt
- 1/4 cup of water (more or less)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Mix the melted butter & sugar together
Add flour and make a crumbly mix
Slowly add the cup of water
Roll out on a silicone mat as thin as possible. This will be key to obtain the cracker crunch that you desire! The cracker will also not rise. Lightly drag a knife to cut into squares prior to baking, shake sea salt all over. Bake for 15-20 mins but watch them around the 10 min mark depending on your oven.
Neat fact - Today I made my crackers on parchment paper thinking it would be recyclable or compostable. It's neither. Sigh. You win some, you loose some. I will be using my silicone mat next time. Bah! Attempt at making waste free crackers ... fail.