Good Question: Help Me Replicate These Crisps!

Good Question: Help Me Replicate These Crisps!

Faith Durand
Feb 17, 2009

Shayna is trying to save money and explore a new recipe by cracking the code on these crisps. Can you help?

I need some help figuring out how to work backwards from the super tasty (and way out of my budget) Margaret's Artisan Crisps. The ingredients list (golden flax, brown sugar, buttermilk, wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, dried fruit or nuts) is pretty simple, but I'm having a hard time figuring out quantities and technique.

For my first go 'round I made a loaf of quick-bread, then sliced it thin and baked the slices. Not entirely successful but could get there with some tweaks. I'm wondering if you have any suggestions or tricks for working backwards?

Shayna, the first thing to remember in trying to hack recipes like this one is that the ingredients on the box are listed in predominance by weight. So that means that the flaxseeds in the recipe are of greater weight/amount than the sugar and flour, for instance. That's one tip that may help in working backwards.

Also, we have not tried these crisps but we wonder if they are somewhat similar to the very popular Raincoast Crisps. You can compare their ingredient list here.

There are several copycat recipes for Raincoast Crisps floating around - perhaps try one of these and see if it gets you closer to your goal:

Vitamin V Crisps (copycat recipe)
Rosemary Raisin Pecan Crisps

And if all else fails, you can buy Margaret's Artisan Crisps here.

Any other tips for Shayna?

Related: DIY Graham Crackers

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