How to make homemade soda crackers. As winter weather rolls in, one of the most comforting things you can do around this time is sip on a hearty soup with crackers crumbled on top for some extra crunch. And no other cracker goes better with warm soup than saltines or soda crackers. Made from flour, baking soda, and salt, this cracker is quite easy to bake right in your kitchen; plus, the homemade version tastes much better than store bought. Tempted to give it a try? Here’s how to make homemade soda crackers.
Prepare the following ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour; 1 tablespoon baking powder; ¼ cup unsalted butter; 1 1/3 cup whole milk; salt crystals for sprinkling; and egg wash made from an egg yolk beaten with 1 tablespoon of water; herbs and, or finely grated cheese (optional). Remember to use all-purpose flour, not bread flour, to get the desired crispness. Bread flour is more elastic, which will result in homemade soda crackers that are tougher and harder.
Now, follow these step by step tutorial for how to make homemade soda crackers that are fresh and tasty.
As you can see, learning how to make homemade soda crackers takes only a few basic ingredients and no special equipment. Just remember to store them right away in an airtight container, because these homemade crackers can get softer more quickly than their commercial counterparts since this recipe does not use any preservatives. If you’re in the mood for something a bit fancier, this basic soda crackers recipe can be easily tweaked by adding spices or herbs, or even gourmet ingredients like truffle dust.
These crackers can keep for a long time if they are kept in an airtight jar. You might find it useful to separate them into smaller portions in Ziplock bags to make them last longer. If they do turn a bit soft, you can crisp them up again by throwing them in a preheated oven for a few minutes.