If you haven’t yet heard, today is apparently the End of the World. Though I guess if you’re reading this the world hasn’t ended yet – but it’s only 10 am so I guess we’ll see what happens.
I certainly hope the world doesn’t end today. First of all, I need to know how Breaking Bad will end. Also, my parents bought me a bird puzzle that I need to finish. And most importantly, I need to find other hobbies besides watching television and animal puzzles so I don’t sound like a 90 year old woman.
Oh right, and I would like to find a job in a field I enjoy before the world ends.
I don’t think that’s too much to ask.
Anyway, whether you choose to stay inside today or take your chances and venture out into the great unknown, here is a recipe that’s sure to pick up your mood. These graham crackers are great as a snack by themselves or can be used in other recipes like pie crusts or s’mores. Mmmm, s’mores.
Honey Graham Crackers (from
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 to 8 tablespoons mil
Flour for rolling out dough
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix together whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
3. In electric mixer, mix the brown sugar, butter, honey, and vanilla until fluffly and well blended.
4. Add one fourth of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and beat on low speed until blended Add 2 tablespoons of the milk and beat until blended. Beat in another one fourth of the flour and another 2 tablespoons of the milk. Beat in half of the remaining flour and another 2 tablespoons milk. Then beat in all of the remaining flour and another 1 tablespoon milk. If the dough seems too dry, beat in a little more milk.
5. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, wrap separately in plastic wrap, and set aside.
6. Sprinkle a light coating of flour over a flat work surface and rolling pin. Unwrap one ball of dough and roll out into 15 by 5 inch rectangle.
7. With a knife, rim the edges of the rectangle so they are even. Cut the rectangle crosswise into 6 smaller rectangles. Poke holes into the graham crackers and divide each into two without completely cutting through the dough.
8. Place each rectangle onto an un-greased baking sheet and bake for 13 to 15 minutes until edges are beginning to brown.
Microwave S’mores (this is a very scientific recipe…not.)
On one half of the cracker place chopped up milk chocolate and microwave for 45 seconds. Then on the other cracker, microwave the marshmallows for 15-20 seconds. Finally, smush the two sides together and voila! I also tried experimenting by putting other food in my s’mores like bananas and peanut butter, and while they were tasty, the original ones were definitely the best!