Thursday, September 22, 2011

Butter Crackers on Thorsday

Do you know Deana? She writes historical posts and ties them to the food of the time. Her pictures are wonderful, and her food is remarkable.

So, a couple of weeks ago, Deana included a fish chowder and butter crackers The crackers looked like a great project for my boys, so we gave it a whirl.

1/4 cup warm water
3/4 tsp yeast
3/4 cup + 1 tbsp flour
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp + 2 tsp butter, softened

Dissolve the yeast in the water. Sift together the flour and salt,
cut in the butter until crumbly, then stir in the water and yeast. Knead until smooth, let it rise about 10 minutes, then divide the dough in half. Roll out each half to about 1/8" thickness, cut into small squares or shapes (my boys used Halloween cookie cutters), and place on parchment paper on baking trays. Bake at 350F for 12 to 14 minutes (Deana's suggested 10 minutes was too light for me), cool and serve. Deana says these can be stored in an airtight container, but since they lasted about 9 minutes, I wouldn't know about that.

Of course, our beloved supervisor was missing. Oh, he was not allowed in the kitchen, but when I left the room to get my camera, he'd always sneak in to see what was going on. He never got too close, but he was always there.


rottrover said...

I'm sure he was snoopervising from the Bridge...

Unknown said...

I'm finally here! My human is helping me do this comment using her new software that types for her as she speaks, so she can rest her arms from her RSI – it's not bad,huh?

I agree with what rottrover - I think Thor was there with you in spirit, watching from above! (And probably drooling to! Did you feel anything wet dripping on your neck? :-) )

Honey the Great Dane

Pam said...

I was thinking of sweet Thor today.

These butter crackers look like a fun and tasty project to do with the kids.

Dexter said...

Happy Thorsday! I bet he kept that kitchen floor nice and clean.

Mango Momma

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Yum, mum will have to try that recipe. We like to supervise too but can't get as close as your sweet Thor would have. Our angel brother Brucey liked to supervise especially when mum made pizza. Thanks for sharing your photos. Bet you have a million of the big fella. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

The Blonde Duck said...


Diane said...

Love Deana's posts, I must give these crackers a go sometime. It is now Friday here but hope you had a good Thorsday. Diane

Anonymous said...

Love the photos of the boys at work. And Thor, of course.

Big Dude said...

Look's like a good family event and as a history buff, thanks for the link to Deana's blog.

Deana Sidney said...

I am so touched that I got a Thorsday post. Never a Thursday goes by that I don't think of it as Thorsday.
Hope you liked the crackers... they are so easy, aren't they?
Petunia and I got drenched in the park on our walk when a drizzle turned into a downpour... her ladyship was not amused... she's such a princess!!!

grace said...

so nice to see everyone working together in the kitchen--it's a magical place, so i have no doubt there was a puppy spirit lingering around!

Lapdog Creations said...

He's definitely keeping an eye on things from above... xoxo