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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Homemade Cracker Recipe For the Daniel Fast

Practicing the denial of certain food comes with Lent and the Easter season. The Daniel fast is a very popular way of restricting the diet and remaining healthy. Finding or making recipes that follow the Daniel diet is not hard; it is just a change of habit. Make homemade crackers to snack on will follow this bill.

Daniel 1:12-15 (NLT) “Test us for ten days on a diet of vegetables and water,” Daniel said. “At the end of the ten days, see how we look compared to the other young men who are eating the king’s rich food. Then you can decide whether or not to let us continue eating our diet.” So the attendant agreed to Daniel’s suggestion and tested them for ten days. At the end of the ten days, Daniel and his three friends looked healthier and better nourished than the young men who had been eating the food assigned by the king.

With reflection of Easter, Jesus and the cross, prayer and sacrifices go hand-in-hand. Jesus did so much for us, how could we ever deny giving something up for such a short time. For some this means giving up their internet or Facebook time, others it’s giving up a specific food and yet others choose to follow the Daniel fast that lasted 21 days. No one can tell you what is right or wrong. It is a spiritual matter between you and your Savior. However while you feel restricted on the Daniel fast you really can eat quite well. Here is a recipe for homemade crackers that Daniel might have actually made and eaten.

Ingredients needed to make Homemade Cracker Recipe: 

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour, (other Gluten-Free whole grain can be substituted) 
  • ½ to 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp canola oil or olive oil
  • 3 to 4 tbsp water; add more as needed
  • Baking sheet
  •  Food Processor

Instructions needed to make Homemade Cracker Recipe:

  1. Preheat your oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Using a food processor put in 1 cup whole-wheat flour, or flour of choice, add in the salt, garlic powder, onion powder and oil, mix well.
  3. Add in the water, start with 3 tbsp and increase the water as needed. You want it to be a soft ball of dough similar to pizza dough.
  4. Sprinkle a little flour on the baking sheet.
  5. Spread your dough, either with your hands or with rolling pin, until it is approximately 1/8 inch thick. Try to get your dough as even as possible or some will burn before the rest is baked.
  6. Taking a knife, score the dough you rolled out into small squares. This will help them to break apart easier after baking.
  7. Place in your preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

 Tips:  

  •  Buckwheat, Corn, Oat, Rye Flours all work good as whole wheat. 
  • Chili powder, dried herbs, caraway seeds or dill can be used, experiment with the flavors you prefer. 
  • Sprinkle a little salt of the dough before baking if you like a saltier cracker.  
  • Warning: These do not taste like the light fluffy crackers that contain yeast or other leavening.

1 comment:

  1. Thankyou so much for this recipe. I will no doubt butcher it for my own purposes - I add curry spices and have to use gluten free flour - but it provides a much needed starting place!

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