Whenever I go 'super-marketing', I usually like to leave hubby at home. The reason being it simply gives me more freedom to 'scrutinize' the shelves for new items, without having a 'stalker'(aka hubby) behind me. I also like to read the contents of the product packaging for its nutritional information and ingredient list. Especially when I buy biscuits and cookies, I make sure I avoid any with the words hydrogenated oils, shortening, margarine and trans fats.
Shortening is a kind of semi-solid fat made by hydrogenation of animal fats, or more commonly vegetables oils. It is widely used in a variety of baked goods, but it is actually not so good for the body. For more on trans fats and shortening, see here.
So here I am, making some crisp savoury crackers without the use of shortening to get a crispy and light texture. Furthermore, this recipe, shared by a good friend in KC, uses wholewheat flour into it. Just what I need to incorporate more whole grains into my diet.
Two of my favourite flavours, sesame and mixed herbs.
I had some with brie cheese too, making it a doubly delicious snack.
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