This cracker bread recipe makes a thin, low-fat crisp cracker-like bread that you break into pieces to eat.
Story Behind the Recipe
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1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons flax seed or sesame seed
*Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 10 minutes.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine whole wheat flour, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Mix in butter with fork just until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk; stir just until flour is moistened. Stir in flax seed.
Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 3 to 5 times until smooth. Divide dough in half. Roll out each half with floured rolling pin or pat each half with floured fingers into 13x11-inch rectangle on greased baking sheets. Prick all over with fork.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Break into pieces.
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- Varying shades of brown are typical of cracker bread. Try to roll or press dough out very evenly for even browning.
- Flax seeds, when used as whole seeds, add texture to foods. Ground seeds give the most nutritional benefit and are a primary source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Flax seed is available in the health food section of the supermarket.