Oat bran squares

Yield: 55 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Oat bran
½ cup All-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Baking soda
4 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter or
\N \N Margarine, softened
1 teaspoon Honey
¼ cup Hot water

"Oat bran is a good source of fiber. These crackers are not only healthy, they also taste good. They are worthy of a large glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice.

325~ F 18 to 22 minutes Preheat the oven to 325~ F.

Combine the oat bran, flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl or in the food processor. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

Dissolve the honey in the hot water and blend it into the flour mixture. If the dough is too wet for rolling, quickly add a little more flour.

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions for rolling. On a floured surface or pastry cloth, roll to about ⅛ inch. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 2-inch squares. Place them on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Prick each square in 2 or 3 places with the tines of a fork. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until medium brown. Cool on a rack. Yield: 50-55.

VARIATIONS: Substitute wheat bran for oat bran. For a more delicate cracker, roll the dough thinner and reduce the baking time to compensate.

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