Homemade Harvest Crackers

DSC05348I always like to incorporate some kind of homemade touch into gifts for the holidays. This year I made homemade crackers using a recipe based on Raincoast Crisps—those amazing, crunchy rosemary raisin pecan crackers that sell for more than $10 for a 6 ounce package at specialty stores. Paired with a soft cheese like brie, or my personal favorite, Saint-André triple cream cheese, these crackers are the ultimate indulgence. I was really excited when I discovered I could make them at home. I used a recipe I found at the kitchn and tripled the batch, which made enough for 8 gifts and extra for snacking. The recipe involves two major steps—making mini loaves of bread, and then slicing the frozen loaves into very thin crackers and baking them again until crisp (a similar process to making biscotti). It was especially challenging to cut the loaves into very thin slices. A serrated knife helped, and over time I did improve my technique, but I certainly didn’t come close to the recipe’s yield (12 dozen crisps). These crackers make a great gift, snack, appetizer, or potluck offering. They keep in an airtight container for several weeks. You could also keep the loaves frozen and bake crackers whenever you need them.

Get the recipe for Harvest Crackers with Cranberries, Pecans & Rosemary at the kitchen (adapted from Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crisps from Dinner with Julie; makes about 12 dozen crisps)



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