Saturday, March 5, 2011

Kitchenaid Wheat Thins

We LOVE homemade wheat thins here but I hate hand rolling dough, I can never get it quite thin enough and the edges are always thinner than the they burn ETC. I decided to give it a whirl with my kitchenaid pasta roller and they turned out PERFECT!!!!!
This recipe makes about 8 oz of wheat thin.

1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup water
1/8 tsp vanilla extract

In the kitchenaid bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and paprika. Mix well. Add in butter and mix it in until it resembles coarse sand.
Add in vanilla and Slowly add in water. Allow it to mix up well.

Remove from bowl and hand knead a few times.

Divide dough into 4 pieces.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper(or lightly grease them)

Attach your pasta roller attachment.(you can certainly roll it by hand if you want!)

Take one chunk of dough and run it through the roller set on 1 until it is a nice smooth rectangle. (this may take several times through, fold and roll , fold and roll. If it sticks dust the dough lightly with all purpose flour.

When you have a smooth sheet, turn the setting to 4 and send it through (unfolded) 1 last time.

Place your sheet on lined pans

Repeat with the other 3 chunks.

Cut each sheet into desired sizes(I used a pizza wheel)

Salt them to taste

Stick them in the oven ONE SHEET AT A TIME.

set the timer for 5 minutes and after that WATCH THEM CAREFULLY. They will burn VERY fast(as you can see in my top photo...the ones in the back I walked away to rinse my hands LOL). You want them lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the pan. When you remove them they may be slightly soft still. They WILL CRISP as they cool!


Store in an air tight container.

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