Crunchy, flavorful, and the ultimate partner to a comforting bowl of homemade soup, these homemade saltine crackers are a game-changer. Say goodbye to store-bought versions because once you try these, you’ll never look back.
❤️ Why You’ll Fall in Love with this Recipe
Craving a constant supply of fresh, delicious crackers in your pantry? Look no further! To make these homemade saltine crackers, you’ll need the following ingredients:
Are you ready to dive into the delectable world of homemade crackers? Follow these easy steps to create your very own batch:
- Start by combining the flour, baking powder, and any desired seasonings.
- Incorporate the butter until the mixture resembles pebbles.
- Add milk and stir until a dough forms.
- Gently knead the dough and roll it out into a rectangle.
- Cut the dough into your desired cracker shapes and prick them with a toothpick or fork.
- Brush the crackers with egg and sprinkle with salt.
- Bake them to perfection, let them cool, and get ready to enjoy!
🥫 Storage Tips
These saltine crackers are not only fabulous in taste but also have a good shelf life. To maintain their crispness, store them in an airtight food-grade container in a cool, dark pantry. If they start to soften, simply pop them in the oven for a few minutes to regain their crunch.
Expert tip: Avoid re-rolling the scraps of dough as they may turn out tough. Instead, bake them separately for some delightful, uniquely shaped snacks.
📚 Related Recipes
Looking for more mouthwatering recipes to pair with your homemade saltine crackers? Here are a few suggestions:
- Stuffed Pepper Soup: Enjoy all the flavors of classic stuffed peppers in a hearty, stove-top, or slow-cooked soup.
- Gramma’s Potato Soup: Indulge in chunks of tender, buttery potato swimming in a creamy, onion-scented soup.
- Mom’s Chili Soup: Savor the goodness of ground beef, beans, and tomatoes in this lip-smacking chili soup.
🫓 A Little Cracker History
Do you refer to them as soda crackers or saltine crackers? The name may vary depending on where you’re from. In the United States, they are commonly known as saltine crackers, while in Great Britain, they go by the name soda crackers.
Regardless of the name, these crackers hold a special place in our hearts. Whether you spread butter on them or eat them plain, they provide a sense of comfort like no other.
Crackers have been around for centuries, even predating the Israelites’ journey out of Egypt. However, it wasn’t until 1801 that they were officially named “crackers” by Josiah Bent of Massachusetts. Bent stumbled upon the crispy texture accidentally and cleverly named them crackers due to the crackling sound they made.
Unlike the bland store-bought options, these homemade saltine crackers offer a world of flavor possibilities. Experiment with different flours, herbs, and spices to create your very own unique combinations.
So, why wait? Step into the realm of homemade crackers and never settle for less!
First published February 2012. Last updated March 24, 2021, for better instructions and readability.