My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.
Every time we go to the store I end up leaving without buying something because the prices are getting ridiculous! This last time at the store that particular item was crackers. After we got home and I was unloading all the groceries, I felt so bummed because I didn't get crackers...and Addie loves crackers! SO, I decided to try and make some!! Ive never tried it before but I figured it couldn't be too crazy hard...so I looked at quite a few recipes and watched a few videos and ended up with this...
1 Tblsp dried herbs or 1/2 cup fresh herbs (don't be afraid to use extra herbs depending upon how flavorful you want your crackers)
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Step 1: In a bowl combine all your dry ingredients, including your herbs.
Step 2: Add your water and oil, stir together and then split into 2 separate balls (for 2 baking sheets).
Step 3: Roll out each ball onto a greased cookie sheet, decide how thick or thin you want the crackers to be...if you are wanting them for dipping and spreading cheeses and sauces then make sure you make them thick enough. Then cut the crackers the size you want (rolling pizza cutter works great).
Step 4: Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Start checking them at 15 minutes and you may need to pull out the crackers along the sides and let the center crackers cook longer. Make sure you don't let the outer crackers burn...unless you like burnt crackers :)
Step 5: Enjoy!! Gourmet Crackers for PENNIES!! The most expensive part is probably the cost of running your oven :)