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  • 1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 c Whole wheat flour
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1/2 c Unsalted butter
  • 1 c Low-fat sour cream
  • Coarse salt; for topping


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sift together the flours, sugar, salt, pepper, and baking soda. cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives. Beat in the sour cream.
Roll out dough until paper-thin on a floured surface. Cut into saltine-size (2-inch) squares and place on 2 ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle each with salt.
Bake for approximately 7 minutes and then turn off heat. Allow to crisp as the oven cools. Makes about 60 wafers
SOURCE: Lee Bailey's Soup Meals (1989:isbn0517573040)
Notes: Lee's Intro: These crisp little squares were inspired by Nathalie Dupree's "Brittlebread. "
Kitpath 98Jan
Recipe by: Lee Bailey's Soup Meals: Cold-Weather
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by KitPATh <> on Feb 12, 1998