Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gluten Free Graham Crackers


I meant to post this sooner but things have been busy around here. Just because I am gluten free, didn't mean I was going to miss out on Easter dessert. I found a recipe for gluten free graham crackers via Pinterest and used that to go in my crust for the Key Lime Pie which came out wonderful. These graham crackers came out pretty good. I was surprised how easy they were to make. I made a double batch to have some on hand for snacking and they came in handy when we went to the bay for a bonfire, Mmm, roasted marshmallows and grahams (forgot the chocolate). The kids liked them too.


Gluten Free Graham Crackers
slightly from glutenfreegirl.com

2.5 ounces sorghum flour (that’s about 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons)
2.5 ounces brown rice flour, ground super fine, if possible (1/3 cup, plus 1 T)
2.5 ounces tapioca flour (1 tablespoon shy of 1/3 cup
2.5 ounces sweet rice flour (1/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
3.5 ounces unsalted butter, just out of the refrigerator (7 tablespoons)
3 ounces mild-flavored honey (1/4 cup)
3 to 6 tablespoons cold water
cinnamon sugar (optional)

Combining the dry ingredients.
Measure out the sorghum, brown rice, tapioca, and sweet rice flours. Put into a food processor and whirl them up. Add the cinnamon, baking powder, xanthan and guar gums, and salt. Mix until everything is well combined.

Cutting in the butter.
Cut the butter into small pieces (about 1/2 tablespoon size). Add to the flours in the food processor. Pulse until the butter is incorporated into the flours. The mixture should have a coarse, sandy texture, like cornmeal.

Finishing the dough.
Stir together the honey and 3 tablespoons of the water. With the food processor running, pour in the honeyed water. Let the food processor run for a few minutes, allowing the dough to form a ball. The final dough should be soft and pliable, even a bit wet. If it still has not come together entirely after a few minutes of processing, add the remaining cold water, a tablespoon at a time.

Refrigerating the dough.
Put the dough in a suitable container (or wrap with plastic wrap) and put it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Preheating the oven.
Preheat the oven to 325°. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper. Have another piece of parchment paper, same size, ready as well.

Rolling out the graham crackers.
Cut the ball of dough in half. Return the other half to the refrigerator. Put the ball of dough onto the parchment-lined sheet tray. Cover it with the other piece of parchment paper.
Carefully, roll out the dough to a rectangle about 1/2 the length of the sheet tray, or until the dough is about 1/4-inch thick. Cut the dough into 8 pieces. (You’ll have ragged round pieces on the edges. Leave them on. They’ll make great scraps for graham cracker crusts.) If you want the final crackers dusted with cinnamon sugar, do that here. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes.

Decorating and baking.
Pull the sheet tray from the refrigerator. Using the tines of a fork, prick holes into the crackers in a regular pattern that looks good to you.
Bake the graham crackers until they are golden-warm brown and starting to be hard, about 15 to 20 minutes. (Turning the tray halfway through baking will help them to not bake too brown.) Allow them to cool on the sheet tray until they are cool to the touch and hardened even more, about 30 minutes.
Repeat with the second half of the dough ball.

roll out on plastic wrap or parchment for easy transfer to baking sheet




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4 Comments:

Mary Hudak-Collins said...

OMG! This recipe caught my eye immediately in the recipe hop! My daughter loves graham crackers with just about everything these days and they are so blang expensive in the health food stores. It would be so much nicer to be able to make them and know exactly what is in them. You have made it look so very easy. Can't wait to try ☺ Thanks for sharing!!

Rogene Robbins said...

Your recipe looks good. I was pleasantly surprised when I made my first gf graham crackers. They're not nearly as difficult as I feared.

Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen said...

I'm so happy to see this recipe because I was wondering what I could substitute for graham crackers in a s'more.

Marie said...

Aren't these just the best? I love that you used them for pie crust - fabulous idea!

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