I have a great old recipe for light crisp old-fashioned yeast raised soda crackers that I love, but it requires 24 hours in the fridge before rolling out for baking. Yesterday I needed something quicker - our Storyteller was in a bad way with a stomach bug and wanted some soda crackers to settle his tummy. These were not as light and tender as my old recipe, but they were certainly enjoyed, and they did their job.
Quick Soda Crackers
- 4 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (more for flouring the counter)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- sea salt to sprinkle on tops
- In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.
- Add water and honey, stir just until mixed.
- Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead til thoroughly mixed.
- Roll out dough on well-floured surface to 1/8" thickness. Fold this in fourths and roll again to 1/8".
- Cut into 2" squares.
- Place 1/2" apart on parchment lined cookie sheets.
- Prick each cracker 3 or 4 times with a fork, then sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
- Bake in preheated 350º oven for 25 minutes until crisp and lightly browned.