Monday, 1 October 2012

31 Days of DIY...Day 1

Welcome to the first of thirty-one days of DIY fun.  My first adventure into this challenge is a do-it-yourself fishy crackers.  I found this recipe on pinterest and thought that I would like to try it and see if my son would enjoy them as much as the store bought variety.  I try as much as possible to make things myself rather than purchase them in a store. This way I know what is going into the food and I know that there aren't any additives or preservatives. Here is a link to the recipe I used from The Cupcake Project goldfish crackers

First I put all of the ingredients, except the water in a food processor and blended it until it looked like crumbs.

I then added water a tablespoon at a time until it looked like this...

Once it was a nice solid dough I separated it in half wrapped one in plastic wrap, put it in a freezer bag and put it in the freezer so I could make more later.  I then rolled out the other half until it was really thin.  The thinner they are the crispier they will be once cooked. I didn't have any fish cutters and didn't want to go out and buy some just for this recipe so I used some other small cutters that I had already.

This is what they looked like once cooked.  I don't think I rolled them out thin enough this time, they turned out a bit chewy so I would make them even thinner next time.

My son LOVED them and I loved that they were easy to make and I could control what went into them.  I find that the ones in the store are so salty, but not these :) I think that next time, I will make a double batch so I could put all the extra in the freezer.

Anyone have a recipe that they prefer to make from scratch rather than purchase from a store? 

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1 comment:

  1. Yahoo.. I am the first to post. Looking forward to the next 30 posts!