Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rik Smits GF Crackers

I mentioned in my last post about my new bible. Well, second to my actual Bible, but a really close second right now. Gluten Free on a Shoestring is saving my life right now. She has taken so much time to really get her recipes right and for that, I am much obliged. I am so excited about almost every single thing on her site and in her book, that I wish I could make them all at once and also have them turn out just as beautiful.

We know I don't have time for that. Nor the kitchen skills. For now I will be taking it slowly, starting with the things we will miss the most, that are the hardest to replace. So far, every store bought GF cracker I have tried, with the exception of Glutino, has tasted like cardboard. Glutino was a decent replacement, but much too expensive to be a staple. Also, a really odd size for a saltine-like cracker. "Here is your palm sized peanut butter cracker dear." Um, no.

Today I tried Nicole's Ritz Schmitz crackers. I thought they would be perfect to replace our peanut butter cracker snacks. I was not wrong. I have not tried one with peanut butter yet, but oh. my. cracker. They are good. Just plain. Yum. Jacob saw the recipe on the counter and thought it said Rik Smits Crackers, thus it's new forever name here at the Bowling house. Cuz' I will definitely be making these again. and again.

They taste VERY similar to Ritz Crackers. Color me impressed. For the record, I can't cook worth beans, so it is definitely her recipe. That I followed. To a tee.

I know my crackers are not as pretty, and for that we will blame my camera phone. Not the uneven holes or anything else that could be my fault.

**Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for raving about Gluten Free on a Shoestring. I do not know Nicole Hann, nor have I ever corresponded with her. I just have a very strong opinion that her wisdom is freaking awesome!

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