Graham Crackers (Dairy)

 Seriously, what could be better than homemade graham crackers? I know, s’mores made with homemade grahams!

Ingredients:

¾ cup                    wheat bran
2 tablespoons      wheat germ
1½ cups                organic all-purpose flour
½ cups                  dark brown sugar
¾ teaspoon         baking powder
½ teaspoon         baking soda
¾ teaspoon         sea salt

4 ounces              unsalted butter – cut into 1/2-inch cubes and chilled
2 tablespoons    honey
1 teaspoon          vanilla extract
1 large                 egg

3 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Preparation

Put bran, germ, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade and pulse several times until combined.  Add the butter and pulse for 5-10 seconds, or until the butter is evenly disbursed and resembles oatmeal flakes.

Mix together honey, vanilla, and egg.  Pour into the processor and process until the dough forms a ball, approximately 1 minute.  Shape into 2 squares measuring 6”x6.”  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Mix together sugar and cinnamon.  Unwrap dough and place silpat on the baking pan.   Sprinkle 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar over one of the dough squares and roll the dough out to approximately 11” x 11”.  Repeat with the second square of dough.    Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar evenly over the doughs.

With a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the rough edges to make a perfect rectangle as large as possible.  Leave the scraps where they are.  Make 3 cuts in each direction to create 16 even squares in each dough.  Pierce each square with a fork in 3 times in a line so it looks like a domino.

Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes then turn the pan around.  Bake for 10 more minutes, turn the oven off, recut the cuts made before baking and then put back in the turned off oven for 10 more minutes to finish crisping.    When cool store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Dough may be frozen with equal results.

My daughter wants to try to make chocolate chip grahams..will experiment!

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