Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams
By Todd Wilbur
The beginning of the graham cracker goes back to the early 1800s when Sylvester Graham thought his new invention was the secret to a lifetime of perfect health, even sexual prowess—certainly extraordinary claims for a cracker. But this came from the man thought to be quite a wacko in his time, since he had earlier claimed that eating ketchup could ruin your brain. So, while his crispy whole wheat creation was not the cure for every known ailment, the sweet crackers still became quite a fad, first in New England around the 1830s and then spreading across the country. Today, graham crackers remain popular as a low-fat, snack-time munchable, and, most notably, as the main ingredient in smores.
You don't need to use graham flour for this recipe, since that stuff is similar to the whole wheat flour you find in your local supermarket. Just be sure to roll out the dough paper thin.
Serving size–2 crackers
Calories per serving–120
Fat per serving–3g
Source: Low-Fat Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.
This recipe is available in
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
I'm Todd Wilbur,
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