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Crisp and Paper-Thin Crackers Are Easy to Make

Magazine article Sunset

Crisp and Paper-Thin Crackers Are Easy to Make

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These whole-wheat crackers are much easier to make than you might think. You pour a very thin liquid batter into pans, tilt the pans to cover the bottoms evenly, then bake. (Pans that warp with heat won't do the job well.)

Cut crackers in pans when partially baked, then continue baking until brown. Watch carefully; browning tends to be uneven and you must remove crackers as they are ready.

Whole-wheat Bran Crackers

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup oat bran

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

About 5 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

2 large eggs

1 cup low-fat milk

1 cup water

5 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

In a bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, oat bran, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, beat to blend 3 tablespoons butter, eggs, milk, and water. Add to dry ingredients; whisk briskly until smooth. Or, in a food processor, whirl dry ingredients, add liquids, and whirl until smooth.

Generously butter 2 rimmed baking pans, each 10 by 15 inches. …

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