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|CathyZ from Kauai||
Sharing another cracker recipe- this one from the 1800s with a new twist
Joined: Dec 10, 2005
Posted to Thread #4931 at 5:27 pm on Dec 14, 2006
The original recipe was found in a cookbook from 1860 that is in my collection. When I saw it I HAD to make the crackers because of the odd instructions. Delicious. The next batch I made I tweaked and added garlic, parmesan, cayenne- I also made a batch with a sprinkling of dried herbs and parmesan.
These, by far, are the BEST crackers I have ever served to people with spreads, cheeses or whatever- you can adjust the seasonings to match what you are serving with- and nobody, I mean NOBODY will ever guess you started with Saltines. They are fussy to make but the end result is astonishingly good. The soaked crackers spread out when baking so they get thinner and very crisp and delicious.
1 box Saltines (unsalted)
LARGE bowl of ice water
Preheat oven to 375°. Use non-stick jelly roll pans, parchement, Silpat or grease regular pans.
Put 8 or 10 crackers into the water and soak for one minute, or until they start getting soft. Lift out and place on pans. Brush tops with melted butter and sprinkle garlic powder, Parmesan and a dash of Cayenne on each.
Bake until crisp -- 20 minutes or longer, depending on the oven. Cool and store in airtight container. Will keep for several weeks.
Other messages in this thread:
- 4931. Sharing another cracker recipe- this one from the 1800s with a new twist - CathyZ from Kauai - 5:27pm on 12/14/06 (12)
- Cathy I have this same recipe in - Richard in Cincy - 6:28pm on 12/14/06
- I just use the water-try it this way first [NT] - CathyZ from Kauai - 6:47pm on 12/14/06
- This has got to be the oddest recipe posted. Off to buy unsalted saltines. [NT] - AngAk - 7:23pm on 12/14/06
- And what a great way to "save" stale crackers. oldie but goodie, fer sure. [NT] - AngAk - 7:34pm on 12/14/06
- Will do, but you just know I"m going to be experimenting with all sorts of soaking liquids! LOL [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 7:26pm on 12/14/06
- mr bubbles? [NT] - rvb - 7:56pm on 12/14/06
- Perrier Jouet, Heidsieck, or Henckel? [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 8:49pm on 12/14/06
- Oh really, I don't think you need fancy for this...how about Korbel? [NT] - CathyZ from Kauai - 8:57pm on 12/14/06
- Cold Duck--pretty pink. [NT] - AngAk - 9:07pm on 12/14/06
- (Pssst. I was pulling rvb's chain since he said Mr. Bubbles instead of Mr. Bubble) [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 3:01am on 12/16/06
- this is more what i had in mind... [NT] [IMAGE] - rvb - 4:52am on 12/15/06
- Years ago one of the mags like LHJ had this recipe as a favorite of Nancy Reagon's. I think I still - Curious1 - 2:39pm on 12/16/06