rye crackers

the kids and i spent the day with some friends. (thanks rosie, esther, rachel and baby joel!) i brought a double batch of rye crackers to make while there. rosie and i enjoyed them with our quinoa bean salad, which is another post all its own! and we enjoyed them by themselves as we chatted. we learned that her girls do not like rye crackers! 🙂 they are so sweet and precious though.

i have made these crackers 3 or 4 times and this is the recipe i have come up with. yes, mom, i did change this from its original! when i was shopping at georgia’s farm to market a month or so ago i found bob’s red mill dark rye flour. i picked it up and looked it over, that’s when i saw the recipe for the rye crackers and i knew that it was going home with me!!


1/2 cup dark rye flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
couple handfuls of flaxseeds
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons milk

Mix all dry ingredients together. work in butter with your fingers until crumbly. add milk and mix until it forms a ball. on a floured surface roll out dough until thin (1/8th to 1/16th inch).  cut into shapes and prick with fork. bake on un-greased cookie sheets at 400 degrees for 5-6 mins. mine always seem to take longer. i bake them until i see they are starting to turn brown on the edges.

cool on a rack…or not, and enjoy! i always make a double batch. geoffrey, the kids and i love them! they go great with hummus.




1 Comment

  1. Rosie said,

    March 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Thank you for visiting with us! It was fun! I LOVE all your great recipes and delicious food! Esther and Rachel loved spending time with Seamus and Layla.

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