The Cracker Book is in!
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Just arrived here at the office are finished copies of Lee
E. Cart’s new book THE CRACKER BOOK.  It’s
a happy little book with recipes for making your own crackers from a creative
cook who has devised over fifty cracker recipes for every palate, sweet to
savory.  Lee lives in the Maine outback, “off the
grid,” in a self-built home, where she is a writer and editor, and we’re
pleased to see THE CRACKER BOOK join the list.
Here’s the recipe for crackers with honey and thyme that should be just
right for these late autumn days:


Honey and Thyme Crackers

A touch of honey, the taste of thyme, and the healthy goodness of
graham flour.

Yield: Approximately 28–30
2-inch circles

Bake: 350°
for 15–18 minutes
or until golden brown on bottom

½ C. graham flour

¾ C. unbleached all-purpose flour

½ tsp. salt

2 tsp. dried thyme

1 T. honey

2 T. canola oil

4 T. water

Extra all-purpose flour for rolling


1. Mix together graham and all-purpose flours, salt, and

2. Add honey, canola oil, and water.

3. Blend wet ingredients into dry ingredients until a soft dough
is formed.

4. Sprinkle rolling area with all-purpose flour and roll
dough to 1/8-inch


5. Cut dough into 2-inch circles.

6. Place circles on ungreased cookie sheets.

7. Re-form dough scraps into a ball, re-roll, and cut into
circles until all

dough is used.

8. Prick each circle two or three times with the tines of a

9. Bake until golden brown on the