Actually got some things done in the kitchen today! The trick it seems is to give the babies graham crackers. I baked some of these this morning and the twins were so happy making a mess with them that I was also able to make some more fudge squares (loosely based on raw thin mint brownies from chocolatecoveredkatie.com). If you have not checked out her site, you should. We have all LOVED everything we’ve made from her recipes. We have been going through a lot of cocoa in this house since I discovered her site.
Here is the easy graham cracker recipe I made today:
1 cup graham flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup milk (I used whole for the babies, but skim would work fine as well)
The trick I’ve found for recipes that ask you to “cut in the butter” is to use a food processor. I don’t have time to try to cut in the butter with two knives. So, combine the flours and baking powder in the food processor. Add the butter in small pieces and combine until it looks crumbly. Then add the honey and milk. Process until it clumps together in a ball. Roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut into squares and poke a few holes in them with a fork. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Take them out when they are golden brown. They will seem a little soft, but they will harden as they cool. Makes about 3 dozen.
These are a great food for babies (over age 1 – because of the honey). And my two taste-testers enjoyed them!