Yield: 85 servings
|¼ cup||Whole millet|
|½ cup||Millet flour|
|2 cups||All-purpose flour|
|⅓ cup||Vegetable shortening|
|⅝ cup||(1/2 cup plus 2 Tb) milk|
"Millet is an excellent grain which is too often overlooked. It adds both texture and a sweet flavor. These simple crackers are splendid with a fresh fruit salad. 350~F. 20 to 25 minutes Preheat the oven to 350~F.
Stir together the millet, flours, and salt in a large bowl or in the food processor. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Warm the milk in a small saucepan. Dissolve the honey in the warm milk. Add this sweetened milk to the flour mixture and blend to form a dough that will hold together in a cohesive ball. If necessary, add a little more milk.
Divide the dough into 2 equal portions for rolling. On a floured surface or pastry cloth, roll thin, maximum ⅛ inch. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 2-inch squares and place them on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Prick each square 2 or 3 times with the tines of a fork. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn over and continue baking another 10 to 15 minutes, or until medium brown. Cool on a rack. Yield: 75-85.