Basic raw cracker recipe
Posted in: Dehydrated Raw Crackers, Wraps and Breads
1. Mix everything together in a mixing bowl.
2. Spread batter on parchment paper or a teflex sheet. FYI: Do not use regular waxed paper. The crackers will stick to the paper and be difficult to remove. Buy parchment paper or teflex sheets (which can be purchased from dehydrator sellers).
Remember that the above recipe should make two dehydrator sheets worth of crackers. Spread the batter out evenly. Using the back of a spoon works well.
3. Start dehydrating the crackers. I generally dehydrate everything at 120 degrees for the first hour, then I reduce the temperature to 105 degrees for the remainder of the cooking time.
4. Score the crackers. Once the crackers are starting to harden up (four hours later?), use a knife to score the crackers along wherever you want the crackers to separate. This will make them easier to break later on.
5. Remove paper or teflex. Once the crackers are holding their shape together very well (8 hours in the dehydrator?), break them apart along the score lines. Remove the parchment or teflex sheets and place the crackers directly on the dehydrator tray.
6. Finish dehydrating. Some people like their crackers a bit moist. I like them to be very dry. If you plan on keeping them for a few weeks or more in storage, then you must ensure that there is no moisture left.
A good way to make sure that they are really dry and dehydrated is to pinch them hard. If all of the moisture is gone, you should not be able to feel any movement. If you pinch a cracker and it gives a little, it needs to be dehydrated longer.
I dehydrate my crackers for a long time. Perhaps even 20 hours or so! That might be overkill, but it's what I do.
7. Eat and enjoy! I love avocado, sprouts, and tomato on raw crackers. Mmm!
The Rawtarian's Thoughts
Having a basic raw cracker recipe at your disposal is integral. Make sure to always have a batch of basic raw crackers on hand at all times. Crackers are very helpful when you need to throw together a quick raw meal or snack. Raw crackers are integral to helping you keep with the raw food diet lifestyle.
Here is my standby basic raw cracker recipe, which I use on a regular basis. Feel free to modify to suit your fancy. For example, you could make a sweeter cracker by omitting the savoury spices and vegetables, and substituting with cinnamon and chopped apricots, for example.
This recipe makes enough for two dehydrator trays' worth of raw crackers. Try it as is once to make sure that you'll like it. Then, forever more, double or triple the recipe! These crackers store very very well.
Basic raw cracker recipe inspired by Ani Phyo's recipes in Ani's Raw Food Kitchen
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