Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Homemade Graham Crackers and Over the Moon Pies

I just made up the like?

Homemade Graham Crackers (recipe borrowed from
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cold butter, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
2 tbls honey
2 tbls molasses
1/4 cup cold water
1 tsp vanilla
In a food processor combine first 6 ingredients. Add butter and pulse for about 30 seconds until a course meal forms. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until a ball starts to form, about another 30 seconds. Scrape dough onto a sheet of parchment paper and top with another sheet. Roll dough to about 1/8 inch thick. Chill for several hours. (I put in the freezer right before pulling out to work with). Remove and roll out if not 1/8 of an inch already. Cut immediately with a pizza cutter into desired shape. Place on parchment paper, poke holes in the top of each with a toothpick, and bake for appox 15 minutes at 350. They should be slightly browned and firm to the touch. If you prefer, sprinkle with sugar before last 5 minutes of baking.
These are good by themselves, but even better covered in chocolate or made into moon pies. I had trouble keeping them crisp to just eat as crackers.
Over the Moon Pies
Use my recipe for homemade marshmallows posted here: Homemade Marshmallows
Immediately after marshmallows are done whipping in the mixer, spoon desired amount between two grahams and coat with chocolate. I used both the quick melt coating and also made a chocolate glaze to try:

2 - 1 oz blocks of unsweetened semi-sweet chocolate
2 tbs butter
2 tbs boiling water
1 cup sifted powdered sugar

Melt butter and chocolate together, then add boiling water and sugar until smooth. Pour over marshmallow sandwiches. Chill to get glaze to firm up.

I think I prefer the flavor of the milk chocolate coating although the glaze looks prettier. I just couldn't get the milk chocolate as thin as I would've liked, but it had a more traditional moon pie taste.

Note: you will have tons of marshmallow filling left so go ahead and spray a pan and spread remaining in to make traditional marshmallows. You'll be glad you did!

These are worth the effort and SOOO tasty. Kids and adults alike will enjoy them.

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