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If you like graham crackers, you'll love homemade graham crackers; their taste and texture goes a step beyond store-bought, from "Hmmm, good", to "WOW!" Crisp and light, these deep chocolate graham crackers are yummy spread with Marshmallow Fluff® and peanut butter; they also make a wonderful crust for chocolate cream pie.
1/2 cup (2 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup (3 3/4 ounces) King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour, Traditional or White Whole Wheat
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) Dutch-process cocoa
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) honey
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) cold milk
Preheat your oven to 325°F. Cut out two sheets of parchment as large as your cookie sheets.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flours, salt, cocoa, sugar, and baking powder. With a pastry blender, two knives, or your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour mixture until evenly crumbly. In a separate bowl, combine the honey and milk, stirring until the honey dissolves. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and toss lightly with a fork until the dough comes together. Add additional milk, if necessary.
Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and fold it over gently 10 to 12 times, until smooth. Divide the dough in half. Work with half the dough at a time, keeping the remaining dough covered.
Transfer one piece of dough to a piece of parchment. Roll it into a rectangle a bit larger than 10 x 14 inches; the dough will be about 1/16-inch thick. Trim the edges and prick the dough evenly with a dough docker or fork. Repeat with the remaining dough and parchment. Place the rolled-out dough pieces, on their parchment, onto baking sheets.
Bake the crackers for 15 minutes, or until you begin to smell chocolate. Remove them from the oven, and immediately cut them into rectangles with a pizza wheel or knife. Transfer them to a rack to cool. Store the cooled crackers tightly wrapped. Yield: thirty-two 3 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch crackers.
Nutrition information per serving (1 cracker, 17g): 71 cal, 3g fat, 1g protein, 4g complex carbohydrates, 6g sugar, 1g dietary fiber, 8mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 40mg potassium, 27RE vitamin A, 1mg vitamin C, 12mg calcium, 29mg phosphorus, 3mg caffeine.