How To Make Homemade Crackers

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  1. To make the cracker dough mix four cups flour, one teaspoon baking powder together in a bowl.
  2. Cut in three-quarters cup of lard.
  3. When mixture looks like tiny peas, add in one and one-thirds cup milk. Blend well.
  4. Form the ball into a dough and cut into four equal size pieces.
  5. Roll the dough out until it is thin. You can do this on a cookie sheet if you like.
  6. Cut the crackers with a knife, pizza cutter, etc. into normal cracker sized pieces.
  7. Prick each cracker four times with the tines of a fork.
  8. Add salt, herbs or other items to the top of the crackers.
  9. Bake the crackers at 375 degrees for eight to ten minutes. They should be golden brown when done and look similar to store bought saltine crackers.
  10. Place the crackers on a cooling rack and allow them to completely cool before placing them in an airtight container.



This recipe, depending on how you thin you roll the dough and how you cut the crackers, should yield about the same amount of crackers as a store bought box of crackers.

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