My co-workers and I had a total of six kids in about four years. One of us was always pregnant. It was easy to figure out who was pregnant by the saltines in the desk drawer. Seriously! I remember one day B was looking in D's desk for something and discovered the saltine stash. Oops! B showed me the evidence and we both felt a little guilty for the discovery before the big announcement had been made.
Kidlet One has been pretty sick in the early stages of her pregnancy. She has to eat gluten free and she wasn't finding saltines. So I went digging on the internet and found a recipe for gluten-free saltines. In the event you know someone with celiac disease, you could make them saltines with this easy recipe, whether they are pregnant or not.
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. xanthan gum
6 T. cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup cold water
Kosher salt for sprinkling
I purchase the dry ingredients at a local health food store. The flour is ground and in bins. Patrons are able to scoop and weigh the amount they want to purchase. It really is a less-expensive way to purchase these different flours. Here's a tip: I keep the flours in a tub in my freezer. When I'm ready to bake gluten-free, I grab the tub!
Remove pan from oven and allow crackers to cool. Once cool, break crackers apart, if needed. Crackers usually break apart while baking.
I was surprised that saltines are pretty easy to make. And they were a salty, crunchy snack for me!
An amazing recipe for our gluten-free friends.