I can't exactly explain why, but I've been wanting to make crackers for a very long time, but never attempted it until last night -- while I was simultaneously making dinner and descaling the espresso machine (and doing laundry, and feeding the cats...) Despite the commotion, it all worked out because crackers, as it turns out, are easy to make. Who knew?
For the recipe, I used the amazing book Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects which I have raved about here on the blog in the past. Of course I had to alter the recipe because I have some kind of dysfunctional relationship with recipes which requires that I make at least one change. Basically I added a bunch of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and cut the salt a bit. After the first batch, I also decided that thinner was definitely preferable, so I rolled the rest as thin as possible.
These were enjoyed by all and one batch made a bunch of crackers. I'm already experimenting in my head for the next batch.