Today I made homemade graham crackers from my favorite cookbook, The Homemade Pantry. The recipe is online and is linked here.
First I started off by combining flour, whole wheat flour, and rye flour. Then I added salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and brown sugar. I like to make my own brown sugar, check out the recipe here! Mix all of this in the bowl of a stand mixer for 10 seconds…
… add butter and shortening and mix for another 30 seconds.
Now combine honey and vanilla in 1/4 cup of cold water. Stir until the honey is mostly desolved.
FYI- The honey I used is from my Grandma’s bee farm in South Georgia.
Combine the honey mixture into the flour mixture and mix for another 20 seconds or until the dough comes together.
Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours. Take it out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before you are ready to use it. Roll out the dough in between layers of parchment paper that is floured with rye flour.
Try to get the dough to about 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut out the graham crackers…
… and poke holes in them. I used this tool from Pampered Chef to get the cute edges. I used the dull end of a wooden skewer to poke the holes.
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the top, bake at 350 for 15 minutes, and enjoy.
The graham crackers can be frozen. When you take them out of the freezer pop them in the oven at 375 for 5 minutes.