Graham Crackers to munch on



Sometimes what we find not so good in a child, sadly is reminiscent of our own behaviour. Yes I never realized that my own habit of being a muncher could lead me to trouble. That too through the next generation!


Well the whole deal is that my three year old like many other kids is a fussy eater and added to that he's more of a muncher than a proper eater. And I have no one to blame but myself, who's big time into small bites myself. So here I'm wondering most of the daytime on what next to give to him. And one of the thing that he can simply not o without are biscuits or cookies. So here I'm making another batch of cookies to keep the jar full, for yes you guessed it right..munching.






Now before any of the parenting groups takes offend, let me also add that thankfully he's equally fond of some great things like fruits, nuts and juices. But they all have to be there in a day's cycle, including biscuits. So these graham crackers were made for that very purpose!


Graham Cracker's Recipe
Recipe Source: Smitten Kitchen


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour 
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
100 gm 93 1/2 oz) unsalted butter, cut into cubes & chilled
1/3 cup honey
5 tbsp milk
2 tbsp vanilla 


Method:
  1. In a food processor, add the flours, brown sugar, salt and baking soda. Pulse till combined.

  2. Add the chilled butter cubes, and mix on low till it forms crumb like consistency.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together honey, milk and vanilla

  4. Add this to the flour mixture and mix for few seconds till a sticky dough is formed.

  5. Place this very soft and sticky dough on plastic wrap. Cover well and place in fridge for at least an hour to firm up. (I left it for 3-4 hours, yet it was very sticky)

  6. Divide dough into half and place on a nicely dusted work surface. Roll into a rectangle and cut into even squares or rectangles. If desired, make holes in the crackers with a skewer and top them with sugar and cinnamon topping.

  7. Place them on parchment lined baking tray and chill in the fridge for 20-30 mins.

  8. Preheat oven at 350F. Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 15-25 mins, depending on your oven and thickness of cookie. Mine got done in 18 mins. Rotate the tray after 10 mins and check if the crackers are done, once they are firm to touch.

  9. Remove from oven and let it cool. Store in airtight containers.





And now to be honest, I'm equally munching them as much my little one!!



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