Common Crackers

Published August 1, 2011.

Why this recipe works:

These crackers were inspired by the “hardtack” found on ships centuries ago. Unlike quick-to-go-stale bread, these dry, sturdy crackers would keep over long expeditions. Instead of the traditional yeast version, which requires a couple of lengthy rises, we made a quick biscuit-style dough… read more

These crackers were inspired by the “hardtack” found on ships centuries ago. Unlike quick-to-go-stale bread, these dry, sturdy crackers would keep over long expeditions. Instead of the traditional yeast version, which requires a couple of lengthy rises, we made a quick biscuit-style dough leavened with baking powder and enriched with vegetable shortening and beer. And an innovative folding technique gave our crackers a light, flaky texture.

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Makes about 3 dozen crackers

Use mild lager, such as Budweiser, to make this recipe.

Ingredients

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