Friday, August 13, 2010

Accidental Honey Graham Crackers

Could I get in trouble for using that name in the title? Hmm.. I'm going to guess I'm too small a fish to be bothered with, I'll risk it.
So, I wrote this blog entry several months ago in the beginning of my non-internet-having days. It has taken me a long time to get around to posting it. I'm a very bad blogger.

I don't eat refined sugar, but sometimes I find myself craving sugar
cookies, plain old sugar cookies like I used to make with my younger
siblings when I was babysitting. One night I was laying in bed being
drowsy, and I had an idea. Most ideas I have at that time of day are
pretty bad when I remember them later, but this one was good.
I used the recipe for old fashioned ginger snaps from the Fanny Farmer
cookbook, replaced the ginger with vanilla, and the molasses with
honey and rolled them a little thick, it should come out something
like a sugar cookie.
So I made up a batch, and they smelled awesome, and they came out of the
oven all lightly browned and fragrant, and I bit into one.... and I
was a graham cracker! We ate them with milk... they didn't last long!

Graham Crackers
½ cup mild flavored honey
¼ cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
½ cup all purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

Preheat your oven to 350*. Heat the honey and butter to the boiling point in
a medium sized saucepan. Remove from heat. Mix the dry ingredients
together and add to the warm honey along with the vanilla. Blend
well. Roll out the dough on a clean unfloured surface until they are
about 1/8 inch thick. Cut into squares with a knife or pizza roller,
or into rounds with a cookie cutter or the edge of a glass. ( I would
recommend squares, re-rolling the dough as it cools can be difficult)
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 5 minutes until they are
lightly browned on the bottom.
Eat with milk. (or melted chocolate and marshmallows!) or crumble up to
make graham cracker crumbs to use as the bottom of a cheesecake. (I
should write a recipe for cheesecake. Mmm.)


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