“Great stories happen to those who can tell them well. “- Ira Glass.
I love a good story! The story behind the Graham cracker is fascinating – and ODD. In the early 1800s , Reverend Sylvester Graham came up with these cookies made with a coarse high fibre wheat flour as part of a diet meant to curb your sexual desires ! The flour came to be know as Graham flour and over time these cookies became popular.
Today , they are made with regular wheat flour , with or without all purpose flour , and sweetened with honey or molasses. The recipe I followed is from Moette Bakery and is really a fantastic one. Its very simple , and pretty versatile.
You can make these cookies in the traditional rectangles and poke holes with a fork before baking . Crush them up and use them in a pie crust or cheesecake base that asks for graham crackers . Or bake the dough as a pie crust itself.
Slightly sweet , with a hint of cinnamon and ….So crisp that they snap with a crack !
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of these cookies ! They are crisp, light and buttery . You can probably make these in less time than it would take to make a trip to the store to pick some up. Although they’ll probably disappear from your cookie jar in even lesser time!