Raincoast Crisps Recipe
My family is chock full of people who love cheese. It’s insane the amount of money we spend at the cheese counter. I’ve seriously contemplated starting an ongoing blog post that lists our favorite cheeses.
One thing is for sure. If we have soft cheese, we want to pair it with some tasty & crispy crackers. Raincoat Crisps are one of our faves! The first time we tried them, I think we paid about $9 for the box. We paired the crackers with La Tur cheese. Although it is a delicious snack, all the cheese & crackers were gone in less than ten minutes. I know what you’re thinking! Damn, that’s an expensive snack.
Home Baker Turned Cracker Maker
Since I am not an experienced cheesemaker, (one day!) I will gladly pay the extra cash for the good stuff. But by god, I can make thee crackers, right? Thus began a journey of trying several different recipes & varieties.
Must-Haves for This Recipe
The one thing ALL THE RECIPES HAVE IN COMMON is the pan. You must have this pan. Don’t even try to do it without investing $20 in this mini-loaf pan. If you’re thinking you won’t use the pan for anything else, boo! You can make any loaf cake/bread with this pan. I bet mini loaves of this Gingerbread-Cider Cake will be amazing!
You’ll definitely need a sharp knife. This tip is from Alexandra Cooks – use a Chef’s knife. While I thought a serrated knife might work best, nope. You’ll need to slice through these loaves with expert precision. The serrated knife creates too many crumbs & you lose some of the delicious crackers. A few years ago, I received this Wusthof Chef’s Knife for Christmas. It’s still going strong & makes EVERYTHING easier in the kitchen. I love it & have since added an Ikon Paring knife & Santoku knife
A Catch-All Recipe
The best thing about this recipe is you can use what you have & use what you like. Don’t like olives, use cranberries. Not a fan of hazelnuts, use pecans! The dried fruit element & the nut element are interchangeable in countless ways.
Another great thing is the loaves are twice baked. This makes part prep so easy! You can make the loaves & bake them up weeks in advance. Freeze them & the slice them & bake again closer to your event. They keep very well in a closed container.
We are REALLY Into This recipe. This Raincoast Crisps Recipe is a breeze to make & is so tasty! We swear it’s just as good as the real thing at a fraction of the price.
Do you have any crackers you love?
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Raincoast Crisps Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour or substitute half with whole wheat
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup nuts- rough chopped
- 1 cup dried fruit
- 4 tablespoons ground flax seed or whole flax seed
- 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 4 tablespoons pepita seeds
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease your 8-loaf mini loaves pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add bus, dried fruit, flax, sesame seeds, and pepitas.
- Add buttermilk, honey, and brown sugar. Fold in with a spatula or whisk to combine. Divide batter into 8-loaf pan, and bake 25 minutes or until firm & the tops are brown & golden.
- Cool 15 minutes in the pan.
- Remove loaves from pan and cool completely. Transfer loaves to a ziplock bag and freeze for at least three hours and up to a month.
- Use a very sharp knife, (preferably a Chef’s knife) and cut into thin 1/16-inch slices. Get as many slices out of the loaves as you can.
- Bake at 300ºF on an ungreased cookie sheet 15 minutes and then flip crackers and bake 10-15 minutes on other side until dark golden.