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my favorite cracker

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Emma and I made these crackers together Friday afternoon. The recipe is from a back issue of Everyday Food. They were crazy-good and so simple, Emma was pretty much running the show after the first batch. Although the girl’s a little heavy-handed with the salt. They were so good that I actually called up my sister and crunched on them over the phone to her, "Hear how crunchy and good they are?!!?" Actually, she may have called me first, but that last part is true. I did eat them into the phone.
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The recipe is simple: Take a package of egg roll wrappers, (not what the recipe called for exactly, but what we had on hand), lightly brush both sides with olive oil and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt and sesame seeds (or whatever floats your boat–fennel, rosemary??). Using another piece of parchment paper, cover the wrappers and press the seeds into them. (otherwise, they’ll all slide off after they are done baking–lesson learned the hard way.) Cut them into whatever size you like. We used a pizza cutter and cut each square into four smaller squares. Bake them at 350 for about 6-8 minutes until they are golden brown.
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Delicious. My next variation is to try them with cinnamon sugar. I think that would even be good with ice cream if you served the crackers warm. Oh stop. I can hardly look at these pictures. We’ve eaten the whole batch, and I’m already craving more.

In other news….
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This is one of the perks of homeschooling and where we live–an impromptu trail ride early this morning for Emma. She had her half chaps, riding boots and helmet on in a flash and was waiting at the door.  School work shoved aside for some fresh air and exercise on horseback.

Another perk? fresh eggs. So fresh, the little feather was still sitting there inside the box.
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Emma and I made these crackers together Friday afternoon. The recipe is from a back issue of Everyday Food. They were crazy-good and so simple, Emma was pretty much running the show after the first batch. Although the girl’s a little heavy-handed with the salt. They were so good that I actually called up my sister and crunched on them over the phone to her, "Hear how crunchy and good they are?!!?" Actually, she may have called me first, but that last part is true. I did eat them into the phone.
P1010004

The recipe is simple: Take a package of egg roll wrappers, (not what the recipe called for exactly, but what we had on hand), lightly brush both sides with olive oil and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt and sesame seeds (or whatever floats your boat–fennel, rosemary??). Using another piece of parchment paper, cover the wrappers and press the seeds into them. (otherwise, they’ll all slide off after they are done baking–lesson learned the hard way.) Cut them into whatever size you like. We used a pizza cutter and cut each square into four smaller squares. Bake them at 350 for about 6-8 minutes until they are golden brown.
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Delicious. My next variation is to try them with cinnamon sugar. I think that would even be good with ice cream if you served the crackers warm. Oh stop. I can hardly look at these pictures. We’ve eaten the whole batch, and I’m already craving more.

In other news….
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This is one of the perks of homeschooling and where we live–an impromptu trail ride early this morning for Emma. She had her half chaps, riding boots and helmet on in a flash and was waiting at the door.  School work shoved aside for some fresh air and exercise on horseback.

Another perk? fresh eggs. So fresh, the little feather was still sitting there inside the box.
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23 comments on “my favorite cracker”

  1. Oh those crackers do sound yummy! Cinnamon and sugar sounds good too! Homeschooling…aahhh…And the feather is adorable, great photography work!Side note:I asked my husband to get us chickens… he politely told me livestock is not allowed in the city! Even if you have a big fenced in back yard! Bummer!!

  2. Oh, those eggs. And the crackers! How fun! When I first saw them I thought, oh, there’s another longish recipe I’ll never get around to… but I could do that. 🙂

    xo

  3. the crackers look delicious! can you tell me which issue? i have most of them. maybe kate will help me make some for the weekend.

    and horses, chickens, kittens….i wish we lived closer so we could visit!

  4. sounds so good! I get a crunchy salty jones every now and then- that would fix it! Beautiful eggs- I can’t wait until the farmers markets start back up so I can get fresh eggs again!

  5. oh, those crackers look good — and i can remember some comedians making fun of martha for making her own crackers! ;^) yum!

    and the eggs .. fresh eggs, mmmmm. i used to drink milk that was just in from the milking…

    and finally .. ahh .. the homeschooling life. steps aside easily for time outdoors. :^)

  6. yumm I am going to make those. They sound like good chemo food. Can’t wait to see if I can taste them!Hope you had a good trail ride!I have to say also that the kitten is oh so cute! You got all my girls wishing for one 🙂

  7. i’m definitely putting egg roll wrappers on my grocery list – those look yummy! my avery just got an invite to go sailing friday, something we could not do if we weren’t homeschooling – so many perks. and you can’t get eggs any fresher than that!

  8. Molly, the crackers look SO GOOD! I’m DEFINITELY going to have to try them. Hey, I read your blog all the time and used to LOVE to read your stuff on Babycenter too. I consider you one of my blogging friends – even though you probably don’t even know who I am. Anyway, I tagged you with a few random questions, whenever you get a second from your ever-changing daily schedule. plslade.wordpress.com

  9. Okay, I need to call hubby RIGHT NOW!! he is at the grocery store doing our shopping and I need to add eggroll wrappers to the list, TONS of bags! Thanks for the recipe and my girls have been dying to do more cooking lately so this will be perfect for them.

  10. Those crackers look absolutely delish!! I may grab some egg roll wrappers and get my son and I making those asap!!! Your blog is truly wonderful, I read it a lot and just love it! And your daughter is SO precious 🙂

  11. I love the photo of the little rider legs, and I remember the days where the ponies were the main thing. What a lucky little girl!

    Also, good to know another use for the egg roll wrappers. I find wonton skins and egg roll wrappers so useful– we’ve made little stuffed chicken pot pies in muffin tins with wonton skins. Those are the best to have in the freezer for busy nights.

  12. I found it. It’s issue 31, April 2006. It was the 4th one I looked in, amazingly, since I have so many. Thanks for the inspiration; I’m so making these!

  13. oh those crackers look delish!i already added eggroll wrappers to my shopping list 🙂

    oh and i’m soooo jealous that your lil one gets to go horseback riding. i pass stables on my way to work (i too live in the country), and i wish that i can just pull into the drive and not go to work.

  14. Hi! I just found your blog from another one that had posted about the crackers. They do look yummy! I love your picture of the half-chaps and your girl’s boots, that’s cute! My daughter just got to trot for the first time this weekend, and she was thrilled! What a wonderful benefit of homeschooling – I would love to homeschool my kids, but my family won’t go for it unfortunatly!

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