View Full Version : Does anyone know how to make CRISPY crackers?
03-24-2007, 09:37 PM
Every cracker that I try to make in my dehydrator comes out with a slight crunch but then kind of this chewy texture afterwards that my husband and kids will NOT eat. I don't even really like it. I just want a crunch and crispiness...kind of like a SAD cracker to be honest. I spread the batter really thin, and my crackers still come out this way. Is this just the reality of using a dehydrator? Everything is a bit chewy like this?
03-24-2007, 09:38 PM
No but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. :D
03-24-2007, 09:51 PM
The key is to dry them longer. I know the recipes will say one thing as far as drying times - but I have left my crackers in there as long as...well, I don't wanna say :o but the longer you leave them, they will get nice and crispy (or crunchy if thicker). Thing with me is, my dehydrator runs non-stop so I just sometimes end up forgetting about stuff or just keeping it in there. May or may not affect the "rawness" of them, but I don't care - they don't make me FEEL all yucky like SAD crackers or chips - so I'm good with 'em!
But yeah, just keep them in there. It also sometimes depends on what the ingredients are - if there is a lot of "stuff" in the recipe, that may affect how long they need to dry in order to come out with the desired results. But again, the longer they stay in, the crispier/crunchier they will be! That's been MY experience anyways. People who taste my crackers LOVE them - I think I'll start selling them locally! ;)
03-25-2007, 12:50 AM
yes, i agree! I have been making crackers for 3+ years & just leave them in longer...they WILL crisp up! ;)
03-25-2007, 08:19 AM
I've also learned that adding just a little zucchini to the mix helps.
03-25-2007, 09:44 AM
This recipe was posted a while back by one of our members - mattsonfamily. I've made it a few times. The first time I didn't have hemp seed and substituted sesame. It worked fine. Just don't spread this too thin - that was my first mistake. I can't say (to me) they taste just like Ritz, but they are the crispiest cracker recipe I've tried.
This recipe turned out so well I just wanted to share!
2 1/2 c. walnuts soaked 1 hr. or more
2 1/2 c. cubed zuccini
1/2 c. ground golden flax seed
1/4 c. hemp seed
2 t sea salt
Grind walnut in FP until they are in very small uniform pieces (cous cous looking) - transfer to bowl
Grind zuccini in FP until they are in very small uniform pieces - add to bowl
Add ground flax, hemp and salt. Blend well. Add enough water to make spreadable dough ( 1/2 to 1 cup)
Spread between 2 trays lined with teflex
Dehydrate - Flip - until crisp
Cut in to chips - flat bread or desired sizes.
They are wonderful! They taste just like a Ritz cracker.
03-25-2007, 09:45 AM
Side note: They freeze well.
03-25-2007, 10:21 AM
THANK YOU for all the information and especially the recipe. I think I have been mostly making recipes that require a lot of ingredients. I'm going to try the "ritz" cracker recipe later today. I'll let you all know how it turns out! :)
03-25-2007, 11:25 PM
in the dehydrator right now...
I'm very excited about these! I think my kids and hub will actuallly eat them...nice salty mild flavor i think...
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