Graham Crackers

Graham Crackers for Smores

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Rather than sharing one of my own recipes I’ll direct you to these awesome graham crackers by Martha Stewart today. I had never made graham crackers myself until I baked these and I will never buy them from the store again, that’s how good they are!

I cut a little star out of cardboard and used it as a template to cut out the center of these guys with a knife but if you have an actual cookie cutter in that shape that would probably be a lot easier. I also baked the crackers a few minutes longer than the recipe states because I like them a little on the dark side. If you feel the urge you can substitute – you guessed it – pumpkin spice for the cinnamon, both version are excellent!

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Graham Crackers Recipe

by Martha Stewart

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups light-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Head on over to Martha Stewart for instructions.

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Food Photography and Styling: I wanted this photo to feel cozy and warm and at the same time somewhat outdoorsy and fall-like. To do that, I charred the marshmallows to give them a campfire-burned look and stuck them on twigs to make the connection to the outdoors. I put the paper underneath them to break up the surface visually and also to protect the wood from marshmallow goo. Because plain graham cracker squares tend to look a little boring I cut out the stars in the center.

Nikon D600, 105mm, f/11, 1/125 sec., ISO 50. One Hensel Integra Pro Plus 500 Monolight.

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