I'm giving this 5 stars because the finished product is excellent. Being from New England and no loner being able to get common crackers nor Nabisco Pilot Crackers made my chowders incomplete. My only issue is whoever said there was 15 minute prep time had to be superman or women. I'm a pretty good baker and have every appliance you could think of and it still took me 45 minutes to prep. Worth it? You bet. I'll make these again.
This cracker recipe is easy and delicious! I did use all cream to make mine and we ate them with clam chowder - just wonderful to say the least! I was excited to find this recipe for as one of the other reviewers mentioned, it was the only one on the web - but it's the only one you need...it's that good! Thanks for posting it.
Although I can't really imagine going to the work of making my own crackers, every time I eat chowdah, or even peanut butter, I miss the late, utterly wonderful Nabisco Royal Lunch crackers. These sound very close, and with Aroostook being a Down Mainer, I am hopeful. I've saved the recipe and will be back to rate it when I make them.
Store bought common crackers are very dry so this recipe is much better than store bought. It is also the only one that is online, an apparent secret!