• Gluten Free Artisan Crackers

    by Ellen on September 9, 2008 · 6 comments


    I like crunch. I love crunch. No, not the gym in NYC called Crunch. No, not those stupid situps you have to do to develop a six-pack. The crunch of a savory cracker, the snap of a chocolate chip cookie, the way crispy pizza crust tastes…..

    A few days before the “accident”, I made these delicious gluten free artisan crackers. They sort of look like dog treats:). But they’re not, I swear! I followed a recipe I’d found online, mostly. I changed the flour combo so that it included teff. I am really happy with these. But before you rush out to buy the ingredients and try to make them, know this. They definitely don’t have that crisp, snap-snap sort of texture you might expect of say, a ritz cracker (remember them?!?!) or a water wafer. I would say it is more in keeping with the snap of a thick graham cracker. They sort of fall apart in your mouth and you are immediately assaulted (in a good way) by the taste of the herbes d’Provence and the kosher salt. I deliberately made them into tiny crackers. But there’s no reason why you couldn’t make them any size you wanted, though I suspect it would affect the length of time you bake them.

    The only thing I would do differently next time would be in how I shaped the crackers. I’m hoping to get my hands on one of those nifty little tools that cuts ravioli. I would then roll out the dough into one big rectangle and use the ravioli cutter to score them. Then I would lift them with a spatula and put them onto the baking tray.

    Peter has been craving gluten free crackers for his little cheese ritual. I have been craving them just because I used to love little crunchy crackers. Yes, you can buy gluten free crackers, but there’s nothing like homemade.

    Since I’m still convalescing in my bed most of the day, I am going to post this now. Later on today, if I can make it down to the kitchen, I’ll see if I can put my hands on the recipe and I’ll add it to this post.

    Tell me, what is your favorite crunchy gluten free snack?

    { 6 comments… read them below or add one }

    Kerrie aka GFShaolin September 9, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    I hope you will be back on your feet in no time! I just started venturing out in eating gf crackers, so I was drawn to your post. I just tried Glutino’s multigrain crackers and I just bought Schar’s Water Crackers. To be honest, I crave a Saltine. They are the ultimate food…*sigh* But, if I need a crunch I grab some Glutino pretzels or cheet-os…..lol

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    I Am Gluten Free September 9, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Hi Kerrie,

    Thank you for your sweet wish! I’m hoping to be up and around in no time.

    I’ve tried other packaged GF crackers, but nothing ever really replaced the crunchy crackers of my gluteny past. I’m pretty happy with these crackers, even though they’re not super crunchy. But they’re very tasty! Glad you stopped by!

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    Cherylharris September 10, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Cheryl want a cracker! sounds yummy, especially since I just so happen to be a teff fiend.

    I hope you feel better soon.

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    glutenfreeislife September 10, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Those crackers look amazing!

    My favorite GF crunchy snack is pretzels or blue corn tortilla chips. I would love a nice cheese cracker, like Cheese Its. I saw some recipes the other day that I need to give a try.

    I hope you are feeling better soon!

    Kim

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    FromThe Creek September 15, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Hope you are starting to feel better now! I am kind of new to the Gluten Free eating and so I am just now starting to experiment with recipes. I do love the Snackimals oatmeal animal crackers though…as does my son.

    Christy

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    According to Holly Gwee May 27, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    just had a sad and smokey attempt at my own cracker invention… any chance you would share your recipe?
    Love the blog!

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