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stowe your wallet

Terrible play on words.  Totally guilty.  But I’m officially a huge fan of Lesley Stowe crackers.  Do you know the ones I’m talking about? Love them, but our budget doesn’t.  A few weeks ago my sister let me borrow an old cookbook I had been trolling at her house.  I love cook books.  In that book (Grazing by Jule Van Rosendaal) was an awesome cracker recipe.  With a tweak of a few ingredients those crackers became my own version of that amazing crispy delight best accompanied by wine and expensive cheese and only found in the deli section of your favorite grocer.  The best part is that one recipe yields three ‘loaves’ of crackers – which means you can freeze some for later… So first go buy some mini loaf pans (so cute – and they make great little banana breads too!) and then stowe your wallet and bake up a storm …

recipe – adapted from Grazing (thank you Kels!)

sliced crackers

2 cups of flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 2 cups low fat buttermilk, 1/4 C brown sugar, 1/2 C honey, 1 C dried cranberries or raisins, 1/2 C chopped pecans or slivered almonds, 1/4 C flax seeds, 2 Tbsp chopped rosemary

preheat oven to 350. stir together first 6 ingredients until mixed (by hand) add in additional optional items – just until blended.  Pour into 2 prepared 8×4 inch loaf pans or 3 mini loaf pans and bake for 45 min.  Allow to cool completely (refrigerate or freeze once cooled) and slice loaves as thinly as you can.  Reduce oven heat to 300 degrees and lay out slices on cookie sheet (ungreased). Bake for 15 min and flip – then bake for 10 more min.  Makes about 8 doz crackers.

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