Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cheezy "Everything" Spelt Crackers

One of my favorite things for breakfast, lunch or just a snack is an everything bagel. I love the combo of the caraway seeds, course salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion flakes and garlic bits all toasted up with Earth Balance, or as strange as it might sound, peanut butter and jelly (trust me, its good). Since we are saving money and trying to hit the grocery stores less, I decided I'd make an everything bagel version of the Cheezy Quackers from Have Cake, Will Travel to stop my bagel craving. I have probably made these crackers a half dozen times (and already posted about it once or twice), so I thought it was time to branch out and change it up a little. They turned out so well, I had to once again brag about this recipe and share my version.
I followed the recipe technique but changed up the ingredients a little. Instead of all purpose flour, I used spelt flour, used 2 tablespoons of margarine and 2 tablespoons of shortening and a little homemade spice blend that has paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, thyme, oregano and sugar. I used my mini-animal cookie cutters to make bite sized shapes and topped them with a blend that included caraway seeds, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and sesame seeds. Unfortunately, I didn't have any poppy seeds or dried onion flakes and garlic bits, but the general taste was there. If I make this version again, I will add cooking spray to the cracker dough before coating with the everything topping so it sticks better and of course get my hands on some poppy seeds.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you haven't made these Cheezy Crackers (or your own version of them) yet, DO IT!
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13 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aaaaaaaaawwwwww! Haha, I'd feel bad eating the little guy!

He's so cute!

Jennifer said...

Those are adorable! I love the creativity. Nothing wrong with doing a 'cracker redux', if you've improved upon it or come up with a variation, it's new to me!

VeggieGirl said...

TOO. CUTE. and delicious :0)

Veggie said...

So cute! I can't believe you made your own crackers.

aTxVegn said...

Ahh! I need to make the original AND your version!

Animal-Friendly said...

AW- too cute! And a bagel in a cracker? Genius! I definitely must make the original recipe sometime, then I'll hopefully be able to experiment as well.

Melody Polakow said...

OMG, your cracker is sooo cute.. I swear, it looks like it has a soul..

congrats on the Nursing School thing... it's awesome you are going back to school!

vegan addict said...

those crackers are really good, i can only imagine your improvements make them even better! do you have an elephant mini cookie cutter? i can't seem to find one.

pleasantly plump vegan said...

Vegan Addict-
yeah i have a elephant cookie cutter. my parents bought me a set of these mini-cutters that had a bear, zebra, giraffe, elephant, some other creature i can't make out and a boat.

Liz² said...

oh, I love everything bagels with PB&jam too! I really must make these crackers...

Calimaryn said...

Ah Cheezy Crackers, how I love them. With spelt flour I bet they are unbelievably awesome. Darn, now I must go make some. That mini cookie cutter pack is so cute, this seems to be an ideal way to break mine in.

Rural Vegan said...

I absolutely love Everything bagels! Your crackers are the cutest little things though!

Simple and Divine said...

OK could you be any cuter with this?! Haha, I love it :)