Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How To Make Baby Crackers

We recently had a birthday tea party with a little friend who turned one. We made most of her gifts, including a take out container filled with homemade crackers. It was my first attempt at crackers, although I have been wanting to make them for years. I am not quite sure why I waited so long. They were a snap. They are pretty bland for my taste but great for wee ones.

Rice Oat Crackers
From Simply Natural Baby Food by Cathe Olson

- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup brown rice flour or whole wheat flour
- pinch kelp
- 1/4 cup canola or safflower oil
- 1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil a baking sheet. Grind oats to a coarse powder in food processor or blender. Mix oats with flour and kelp. Stir in oil until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water and knead lightly until combined.

Roll or press dough to 1/8" thickness on prepared baking sheet. Score into squares and prick with fork. Bake 15 - 20 minutes, until edges are slightly brown. The longer you bake the crispier they will be. Cool before removing from pan. They harden slightly as they cool.

Makes 3 dozen.

In addition to tea we were treated to cupcakes, rainbow chip cupcakes, in fact!

And Baby G was enjoying the blueberries :)

We also gave G a pair of baby leggings I made from a knit scarf. You can make your own from my tutorial here.

The leggings look adorable on G, and look how fast she moves in them, hehe. Or maybe she was grooving to the one gift we didn't make, a Jazz Lullaby CD.

Happy birthday, Baby G! Thanks for the fun tea party!

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