My recipes are grain free, refined sugar free, and many are dairy free. I have been on this diet for over a year. It is not just a diet but a whole dietary lifestyle change in order to help heal my autoimmune illnesses.
I am busy this next week prepping things for Thanksgiving dinner. We normally have a dip, a cheese and meat tray, and a variety of crackers to snack on before dinner. Last year I didn’t have any crackers that I could eat. This year I am making several different varieties of crackers. I am so happy that this year I can also have some of the snacks. I am looking forward to deciding on what recipes to make for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to see what recipes I get inspired to create. In the beginning, I dreaded writing recipes as I was worried they wouldn’t turn out. I have fewer recipes nowadays that don’t turn out. I am looking forward to hanging out with my family, my husband’s mother and sister. Thanksgiving day will find me getting up early. It should be a fun day even though my husband and daughter both have to work. I hope we get a chance to not only enjoy dinner together but also get chance to play some card games.
I started thinking about making crackers. I got inspired by my Rosemary Wine Salt to make a new cracker. I put wine in my salt and dehydrated it and stored it in a glass jar with a screw top. When you open up the salt the smell is divine. I smell a hint of wine. I thought why not create a cracker and instead of adding water why not add wine. Right? Why not? Did I do that? Yes, I did. Now if you have read my blog you know I am not a wine drinker and I prefer sweeter drinks and sweeter wines. I have Moscato Wine in my fridge so that is what I used in my crackers. If you are a wine drinker and have a wine preference I highly suggest you use what you drink in this or any of my recipes that call for wine. This has a little heat from freshly cracked black pepper and jalapeno with a slight hint of rosemary. You can bake this cracker to a light brown or a darker brown, it is up to you and the way you like it. Use as an appetizer.
Check out Garlic Cracker, Sage and Thyme Crackers, Dubliner Cracker, or Swedish Lingonberry Jam, Roasted Strawberry jam, Apricot Preserves, Blueberry Jam, Plum Preserves Jam, Strawberry Preserves, Mouthwatering Orange Marmelade., or have with French Onion dip, Spinach Dip. Or use this cracker to create cracker crumbs for Southern Chicken Fried Steak Gravy, Grain Free Southern Chicken Fried Steak, Southern Fried Chicken or Southern Chicken Fried Pork Chops. Makes 80 crackers.
Nutritional Facts are listed below and are based on 4 crackers per serving (cheese not included).
If desiring it to be spicier just add a little more cracked pepper.
1 cups cassava flour
1/2 teaspoon Rosemary Wine salt
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1/8 teaspoon powdered Jalapeno
1/2 cup white (Moscato) wine
1/3 cup avocado oil
Preheat oven to 375 F. Chop fresh rosemary.
Crack the peppercorns.
Mix cassava flour, Rosemary Wine Salt, Cracked Pepper, Powdered Jalapeno, and whisk together.
Add wine and avocado oil to the dough.
Mix thoroughly and form into a ball. If it doesn’t stick together add more oil a tablespoon at a time. Keep in mind that cassava flour absorbs more liquid than regular wheat flour. Lay down two sheets of plastic wrap slightly overlapping. Form the dough into a rectangle and lay on top of plastic wrap. Lay down two more sheets of plastic wrap slightly overlapping on top the cracker dough. Roll into 1/8 inch. Remove top plastic wrap layer. Using a small cookie cutter cut crackers out.
Oil a baking sheet with your hand or pastry brush. Using a spatula carefully lift up the cracker and place on an oiled cookie sheet.
Bake 15 – 30 minutes or until slightly brown. Allow to cool then move to an airtight container.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 4 g||6 %|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 1 mg||0 %|
|Potassium 5 mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 5 g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||2 %|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 0 g||0 %|
|Vitamin A||0 %|
|Vitamin C||1 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|