The Cracker Book: Artisanal Crackers for Every Occasion

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The cracker ingredients move well beyond traditional wheat flour crackers to include brown rice, oatmeal, wheat germ and more—even gluten-free crackers. As a bonus, recipes for over a dozen delicious and interesting dips and spreads are included as the perfect complement to home-made crackers.

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Overview

The cracker ingredients move well beyond traditional wheat flour crackers to include brown rice, oatmeal, wheat germ and more—even gluten-free crackers. As a bonus, recipes for over a dozen delicious and interesting dips and spreads are included as the perfect complement to home-made crackers.

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Editorial Reviews

Gretchen Legler
"Who knew making your own artisanal crackers was so easy? Cart’s imaginative, well-thought-out and easy-to-follow recipes range from standbys like Graham and Soda crackers to exotics like Tequila Key Lime and Coffee and Dark Rye. This little book belongs in every food lover’s kitchen!"
Bob Tarte
"My wife and I went crackers over Lee E. Cart’s fabulous book. We loved the idea of making our own crackers, and who would have guessed how easy it would be? These cracker recipes put the supermarket variety to shame."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580801706
  • Publisher: Burford Books
  • Publication date: 12/16/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 817,526
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee E. Cart lives in central Maine with her husband, Jeffrey, in the post-and-beam house they designed and built. She has lived off-the grid since 1987, using solar panels and batteries to power her home.
She has written for Gastronomica, The New Maine Times, The Christian Science Monitor, High Country News and other publications. She lives in Wellington, ME (Bangor area).

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Introduction 1
A Brief History of the Cracker 13
Ingredients 14
A Word About Shapes 17
Cracker Recipes
The Basic Recipe 21
The Basic Gluten-Free Recipe 25
Almond Lover’s Crackers 26
Bacon Crackers 27
Balsamic Vinegar and Brown Rice Crackers 28
Barbecque Crackers 29
Beer and Rye Crackers 30
Black Olive Crackers 31
Black Pepper and Rye Crackers 32
Blue Cornmeal and Red Pepper Crackers 33
Caraway and Rye Crackers 34
Cardamom and Whole Wheat Crackers 35
Carrot and Ginger Crackers 36
Carrot and Millet Crackers 37
Cheddar Cheese Crackers 38
Chicken Bouillon Crackers 39
Cocoa and Whole Wheat Crackers 40
Coffee and Dark Rye Crackers 41
Curry and Brown Rice Crackers 42
Dried Cranberry and Graham Flour Crackers 43
Graham Crackers 44
Green Tea and Brown Rice Crackers 45
Guacamole Crackers 46
Honey and Thyme Crackers 47
Hungarian Paprika and Cornmeal Crackers 48
Kelp and Brown Rice Crackers 49
Lemon Crackers 50
Lemon and Dill Crackers 51
Lemon and Poppy Seed Crackers 52
Maple and Sage Crackers 53
Maple and Walnut Crackers 54
Mint Crackers 55
Mole Crackers 56
Multi-Grain Crackers 57
Oatmeal Crackers 58
Onion Lover’s Crackers 59
Orange and Buckwheat Crackers 60
Peanut Butter and Jelly Crackers 61
Pecan and Whole Wheat Crackers 62
Pecan Lover’s Crackers 63
Pistachio Crackers 64
Potato and Rye Crackers 65
Rosemary Crackers 66
Rosewater Crackers 67
Salsa and Cornmeal Crackers 68
Sesame Seed and Brown Rice Crackers 69
Soda Crackers 70
Tequila and Key Lime Crackers 71
Toasted Wheat Germ and Mace Crackers 72
Tomato and Basil Crackers 73
Whole Wheat Crackers 74
Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Crackers 75
Dips and Spreads Recipes
Artichoke Heart Spread 79
Basil Spread 80
Black Bean Dip 81
Black Olive Spread 82
Cilantro and Lime Spread 83
Corn and Sweet Relish Spread 84
Cucumber and Dill Spread 85
Curried Egg Salad 86
Green Olive and Caper Spread 87
Guacamole Dip 88
Marinated Mushrooms 89
Mint Spread 90
Pecan Butter 91
Tomato Salsa 92
White Bean and Chive Dip 93
Some Thoughts on Cheeses 94
Acknowledgements 95

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