I love to peruse cookbooks. And since the library has an abundance of them, I usually have one borrowed at any one time. Last week, after being on the waiting list for months, I got my hands on Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook. This is a great cookbook with a ‘best recipe’ for many famous world-wide chefs. The one that caught my attention was from Chef Dan Barber who shares his recipe for making homemade crackers out of a specific whole grain. I decided to try out this recipe using wheat berries, since that is what I had in the pantry.
I cooked the dried wheat berries in a few cups of water until very tender. Drained the berries and reserved the liquid. I put the cooked berries in a food processor with a little of the cooking liquid and puréed until it had the texture of cooked oatmeal.You don’t want to liquify it; you want to keep some of the texture of the grain. Spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet, lined with a silicone sheet or parchment paper.
Now you can snap off irregular pieces to make artisan-looking crackers. I served it with hummus. Great crispy cracker that would go with any dip. And easy to make at home. Enjoy!