If you've read our What we are reading page you'll know I'm more than a bit in love with Wholefood for Children by Jude Blereau. It's changed the way I shop, cook and eat. Most importantly it's changed the way I view food as a mother.
My children love crackers. I thought I was doing the right thing by buying commercial crackers that were wholegrain. I totally missed the problem. It's not only the grain, the salt and the sugar in the these crackers it's how they are made = processed. For something my children eat so often I think I could do better and make some myself. Even if I add extra sugar to this recipe it will still be better than any commercial variety.
Otis loved contributing. Rubbing in the butter was relaxing but also gave our hands a good work out. I love that in this book Jude explains all the ingredients. Now I know why we use spelt, rapadura sugar and buttermilk. I found out a lot of commercial baking soda contains aluminium. I feel my knowledge base expanding (such a good thing for this SAHM).
I've made copious notes. I'm going to try making our own yoghurt and I think I'll buy a sourdough starter. I've purchased natural baking soda, unbleached white and wholemeal spelt, arrowroot, rapadura sugar, brown rice flour, buttermilk, apple cider vinegar, wholemilk, butter and oatmeal. I've put our nuts in the refrigerator and stopped buying soy. We've made our own crackers and tomorrow we are baking the most wholesome chocolate cake this family has ever seen. It's easier to make changes when you understand why.
We rolled the crackers just a bit thinner than suggested in the book. We also rolled in some seeds on top for decoration. Perfect homemade Oat and Spelt Crackers.
All the food that comes into your home should be wholesome and delicious. - Jude Blereau