Hardtack actually tastes pretty good because it soaks up the flavor of the liquid, stew or soup that you use in order to soften the hardtack. By itself, hardtack is not delicious because it is a basically a VERY HARD semi-salty thick bland cracker. However, hardtack is much better tasting (and softer) when combined with a flavorful semi-liquid meal (i.e. soup).
I can see why these are called Coconut Crack Bars. What with being so easy to make and having such a simple and delicious flavor, I could see myself getting as addicted to these as crack! I used two tablespoons local raw honey, two tablespoons water, and one packet of stevia, leaving everything else the same. In love!! I could see myself adding more vanilla or maybe omitting the vanilla and adding lemon extract. Such a great and easy recipe! Thank you!
P.S. I mentioned these flatbread crackers are great with hummus. They're also wonderful with salsas and other spreads. I love serving them with soup as well as with salad. Another fun idea - today for lunch, I spread a small dinner plate with hummus, then topped it with thinly sliced leftover steak, chopped tomatoes, halved Kalamata olives, diced Feta cheese and finely chopped fresh cilantro. I finished it off with a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Served with these crisp, Lemon Rosemary Flatbread Crackers, it made a wonderful, light (and super delicious) lunch.
These are to die for!! Yum yum. I hate it when people say that even though they made changes...but here I go. I had no oil, so I used melted butter, equal measure. My husband hates rosemary, even though I adore it....so I left it and the lemon out. I did use sea salt and fresh cracked pepper on some, and bagel seasoning on some. I am too lazy to brush each cracker so I lightly sprayed with spray oil. I made about 50 crackers. Absolutely delicious. Saving this recipe, and now off to browse some more on your site.
I was going to a party last night and tried making rosemary crackers using another recipe the night before but they were a salty bust. This recipe looked delicious and was light on salt so I gave it a try. While I used all the ingredients, I cheated by throwing them all in my long lost bread machine on dough setting and in future I will use pasta machine attachment to my mixer to flatten. I went light on topping salt and did add pepper although next batch (and there will be a next batch!) I will not add the optional pepper. The lemon rosemary combination is delicious and I do think the pepper overshadows those flavors. There were no crackers left in basket to bring home from the party and I had several compliments about them! 2b1af7f3a8