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Bob’s Red Mill rye crackers and Liebster award

Do people ever try the recipes on the backside of the product that they’re buying? You know, like the fudge recipe on the back of the Marshmallow fluff jar? Because I really don’t, I never do.

For some reason, I just don’t like them. To me, they’ve always been the most uninspiring, dry and boring recipes you could make (some of them really are). But recipes on the backside of products should be the best recipes, right? Logically, I mean. These people make the product for heaven’s sake. If they don’t know the best way to use it, then who does?

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Cut them into whatever shapes you like. Squares, monkeys, feet…

That’s kind of how I came to the conclusion that I should probably start trying all these (for me) untried recipes. And I’m slowly changing my negative attitude towards them (yes, swallowing my pride). Partly due to the recipe on the back of Bob’s Red Mill dark rye flour. These rye crackers, you guys, are ahh-mazing. Crisp, delicate, and flavored with one of my favorite seeds – caraway seeds.

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They’ll be gone before you know it.

I don’t know if this will scare you away from making these crackers or not, but I’m just going to go ahead and say it anyway. They kind of taste like a whole wheat pie crust. Which is pretty much a match made in heaven for me. I love pie crust. Especially whole wheat. It’s clearly the best part of any savory pie or quiche (okay, that does depend a little on the filling, but generally speaking). You really don’t have anything to loose on trying them anyway, because they don’t take more than 30 minutes to make.

Chop chop, off you go.

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The rye crackers are bland enough to go perfectly well with any kind of cheese. The one in the picture is Gruyère, one of my favorites. 

Bob’s Red Mill rye crackers
Total time: 30 minutes. Makes 25 crackers.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup bread flour
  • ½ cup dark rye flour
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions
Mix all the dry ingredients. Mix in the butter with your fingers (or in a food processor). Add milk and shape to a ball. Let the dough rest in the fridge a little while before putting it in between two sheets of parchment paper (non-stick) and rolling it out to a square (about 1/8 inch thick). Cut into pieces and prick with a fork. Place on an oven tray and bake in the oven at 460°F for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Let cool on a rack and store in a container.

p.s. I have adapted the original recipe somewhat. Also, the original recipe calls for 1 tbsp evaporated cane juice. If you have that at home, go ahead and add it!

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Store them in a container and keep them handy for whenever you feel like a little snack!

Liebster award time!

I just found out this week that I’ve been nominated for a Liebster award by The Extruded Noodle! How cool is that?! I don’t think I’ve ever been nominated for anything before. So now it’s my turn to pass on the honor and nominate a few other passionate food bloggers. But let me first present the rules 🙂

Post 11 random facts about yourself

  • Answer the 11 questions the person that nominated you asked
  • Go back to the person that nominated you and let them know you have answered their questions with a link to the answers
  • Ask 11 questions for the bloggers you are going to nominate
  • Nominate 11 bloggers with few followers
  • Go to their blog and mention you have nominated them and give them a link to find the questions you have asked them and to find out more
  • No tag backs

11 Random Facts about Me:

1. I used to collect the little sugar packets you get from restaurants when ordering coffee. Don’t remember how many I had, but I had A LOT from countries all over the world.
2. I’m currently watching Nip/Tuck on Netflix.
3. I’ve never been to a baseball game.
4. I bike home from work every day.
5. I had Biscoff spread for the first time last week.
6. I’m currently studying economics.
7. I’ve always wanted to make my own English muffins.
8. Living in San Francisco is on my bucket list.
9. Climbing a mountain is on my bucket list as well…
10. ..as is running a marathon.
11. I truly am a bitter baker, but I’m mostly just a really happy person!

11 Questions I Was Asked:

1. Do you make your own condiments? Err. No. Rarely. It might have happened.
2. Do you shop organic or conventional? Both.
3. What is your favorite pan? I’ve been on a student budget for too long to be picky about those kinds of things.. But in the future I’d like to have a Le Creuset of some kind.
4. Do you chop by hand or use a food processor? Wish I had a food processor.
5. Who first inspired you to cook? I grew up helping my parents in the kitchen.
6. How often do you cook at home? Every day. Unless we’re having leftovers.
7. What is your signature dish? Hmm. Tricky one! I’ll have to think about it. But I’m really good at making cheesecakes.
8. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas.
9. Who is your favorite TV Chef? The only one that comes to mind is Gordon Ramsay.
10. When dining out what do you order most often? Things I can’t make at home.
11. What is your favorite online source for ingredients? Google.

11 bloggers who I would like to award the Liebster (in no particular order):

1. A Kitchen Blog
2. cHow Divine
3. Mumsfilibaba
4. Yums and loves
5. Joybee what’s for dinner
6. eat sweet. by carla sue
7. Cuparoons
8. Dishing Up The Dirt
9. Cooking & Beer
10. Art and the Kitchen
11. Chef Madeleine Dee

Finally, here are my 11 questions for you!

1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
2. What’s the number one thing one your bucket list?
3. What inspired you to start food blogging?
4. What keeps you going?
5. Have you ever stood on a skateboard?
6. Tell me about an awkward moment that you laugh about today.
7. Do you like kale?
8. Are you a coffee or tea person?
9. What do you have for breakfast?
10. Three words your friends would use to describe you?
11. Your favorite motto/quote?