Friday, March 29, 2013

Make Your Own Saltine Crackers

These are pretty easy to make and soo good, they taste just like store bought, but with out all the added extra stuff. Plus one more thing you don’t have to worry about storing. You can use a mixer or food processor to make these.After you make these you will never want store bought again.

Start by putting

2 cups Flour
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons shortening or lard

in a mixing bowl (or food processor)

Mix until the shortening is well blended in. Add 2/3 cup hot water (120 to 130 degrees) add water a little at a time until
you have a workable dough. Knead about 4 minutes with the dough hook.
Put dough on a lightly floured surface form into a ball
place in a lightly greased bowl cover and let rest for about 30 minutes

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times then make a ball and cut into quarters 

Roll dough out, I use a pasta maker to roll mine out but I have used a rolling pin.

It need to be pretty thin 1/16 of an inch.

I put the rolled out dough on the counter and sprinkle salt on them pat the salt down so it stays on the dough.

I put the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet before I cut it makes it easier. A pizza cutter is great to cut them with. After you cut take a fork and prick the crackers. You can make them what ever size you want.
Put in a 375 oven for about 7 minutes until golden brown.

This makes a lot of crackers. Just put into a ziplock bag to keep fresh.


  1. These look yummy. I'd love to try -- what is your altitude? We're around 5000' and am wondering if I need to adjust anything.

    1. Moonsoon,
      We are a little over 6000' I wouldn't think you would need to adjust anything.

  2. Saltine crackers!! Oh ya, this is a must try recipe.
    They look so good...

    1. Elle,
      They are so easy and so good.

      You will love them they are so good.

      Have a great week

  3. Must get pasta roller! your crackers look so much thinner than mine :) I am going to have to save this and hope for a pasta roller for Christmas!

    1. Alison,
      I love mine I hate to roll things out so this is so nice. I use it a lot.

  4. These are also great with roasted garlic and rosemary mixed in them. You can sprinkle them with olive oil. I am going to use my pasta maker from now on. Thanks for the great tip.

  5. Wow,I've never made saltines before...I'm pinning this for later!

  6. Definitely going to make these!

  7. I love soda crackers, so I bookmarked your blog to have it handy for the recipe. Thanks !

  8. Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow. :)

  9. What a great idea. I'm gonna have to try this. Thanks for sharing on the HomeAcre Hop.

  10. I've never tried this, but it looks interesting!!!

  11. Michelle,
    That sounds good am going to have to try.

    You will love them.

    You will be so glad you made them when you taste them.

    These are easy to make and are better then store bought.

    You will be so glad you tried these they atre so good.

    Give it a try you will be glad you did.

    Hope you all have a great week

  12. I need a pasta roller!!! I have been trying to find a suitable replacement for us for saltine crackers because we can't have them anymore. (sniffle)

    Thanks so much for this recipe! Pinning it!
    Take care,

    1. Dee,
      I love my pasta roller, I use it all the time to roll out small stuff.
      Have a great day


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