We live in North Carolina and I am a foodie. I love researching and changing recipes to fit my own needs and desires. My posts will be the Stephanie way of cooking so you will probably recognize some things and others might leave you saying that isn't for me but thanks anyway. This will allow me to share something I truly love, food and preparing it in such a way that my family and friends can feel how much I care for them.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
My daughter's and I are part of a Girl Scout troop nearby, and while at a meeting a few weeks ago I somehow ended up volunteering to teach the Girl Scouts how to make homemade graham crackers and marshmallows for S'mores. The S'mores were to be desert at an Educator Appreciation lunch our troop was hosting. This recipe is my take on graham crackers, since I don't have Graham flour. Food fact for you, Graham Crackers were invented by Presbyterian Minister Sylvester Graham in 1829. He believed that his parishioners should be eating less processed foods, and more whole grains in order to better serve God. For more information you can read about the invention of graham crackers here. Another interesting tidbit about graham flour and why it is not the same as whole wheat flour: "The endosperm is ground finely, initially creating a fresh unbleached yellowish-white flour. The bran and germ are ground coarsely. The two parts are then recombined, creating a coarse-textured flour that bakes and keeps well." (reference found here). FYI what I volunteered for was to make homemade S'mores for possibly 200 people, homemade graham crackers and marshmallows for that many people is a daunting task. Just so you know I did make over 200 graham crackers to serve as part of the S'mores.
These are what graham crackers should taste like by the way.
Ingredients for this Recipe Are:
1 1/2 cups Oat Flour
1 1/2 cups Spelt Flour
1 cup Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 tablespoon Molasses
3 tablespoons Raw Honey
2/3 cup Turbinado Sugar
Mix all the dry ingredients together: flours, salt, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl with a spoon.
Add wet ingredients: honey, molasses, coconut oil, and honey.
Using your hands or a mixer mix together until it comes together.
Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
Preheat Oven to 350 Fahrenheit
Divide dough in half and roll flat between two sheets of parchment paper until it is 1/4 inch thick.
Cut dough into desired rectangles or squares.
Using a fork poke crackers three times.
Move paper and dough to a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
After removing crackers to counter, cut squares/rectangle again.