The mr has a thing for crackers, like if I were to name his top five foods, crackers would probably be in the top three. So I try to be a nice girly friend and make him some crackers ever now and then. (He says my crackers are the best) I usually make plain or dill pickle ones for him , but last time I asked if there was any other kind he wanted me to make. He named off a bunch of weird shit but also few good ideas and one was carrot. Sounds about right.
A couple of days ago I was feeling like the mr needed some crackers. I figured it was a good time as any to try out carrot crackers because Easter,bunnies, carrots.. You can see where I am going with this right? Plus I have like 20 pounds of carrots in the fridge so yeah.
Full disclosure. The mr, he really like the crackers so that's good and what counts. Alex, my 12 year old nephew said they tasted like cat food. But he knows nothing.
The stuff. White whole wheat flour, carrots, salt, olive oil , and water.
Chop up carrots and place into a pot with water. Onto a medium heat to steam away and get all tender.
Once cooked the carrots get blended.
The carrot puree along with the oil get mixed into the flour and salt. The mixture then gets lightly kneaded into a uniform ball and .Let to rest in the bowl for about 5 minutes.
Roll the dough out to about 1/8 inch thick.
Cutting the shape is a personal choice. I went with triangle because they kind of look like carrots?.. But any shape will do. After you cut them up, take a fork and pierce each cracker a few times to avoid air pockets while they are cooking.
Onto a baking sheet. No need to leave as much space as I did, they don't expand any. Once you sheet is full, give those crackers a nice sprinkle of salt and get them into the hot oven and cook to cook. 15-18 minutes should do the trick.
And then you pull them from the oven and let them cool.
Now you got yourself some cracker.
Whole Wheat Carrot Crackers
- 1 cup chopped carrot (about 1 1/2 carrots)
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt plus more for sprinkling
Place chopped carrots and water into a pot with a lid and place on a medium heat. Cook until the carrots are tender. When they are, puree them with the blender of your choice. You should end up with a cup of puree but if you end up with a little less, add water to make a cup. Too much and you can just eat the extra. Add the oil to the puree and mix
In a medium bowl mix flour with the salt. Add in the wet and mix until a dough forms. Dump onto counter and knead into a uniform ball. Place dough back into bowl to rest for a few minutes.
Preheat oven to 350
Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out to about 1/8 inch thick then cut into whatever shape you want to eat your crackers in. Take a fork and stab a few holes into each cracker if you want to avoid air pockets (the mr likes the air pockets) then sprinkle the crackers with salt. Place on a baking sheet. You don't want them touching but can be packed closely.. Into the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown and have a slight crisp when broken. Remove and let cool..
Now Eat. With peanut butter, jelly, cheese or chocolate. This crackers are good for anything you eat with crackers.
Left over crackers can be stored in a airtight bag or container and will last for a week or so. If they start to get a little stale, just pop them back into the oven for a few minutes.