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Butter Crackers with Mushroom Powder

Butter crackers with mushroom powder

I love butter crackers with mushroom powder! They are easy to make and anything homemade tastes so much better than store-bought. These crackers are a delicious snack on their own and are wonderful with a hot bowl of soup or broken up in a salad instead of croutons.  

I recently decided to change up my favorite butter cracker recipe by using GBM Umami Blends for a different flavor profile and to add more nutrition to them. So far, I’ve used the Garlic Reaper Blend and the Greek Herb Blend, which both received rave reviews in our household. Our plain oyster mushroom powder or lion’s mane powder would also be delicious. This recipe is a keeper!

I hope you will try this recipe for yourself and I hope you like these butter crackers as much as my family and I do. 

Dough Ingredients:

1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup cake flour

1 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt

1 T sugar

3⁄4 tsp baking powder

5 T GBM Umami Blends, any flavor

10 T unsalted butter, melted

2 eggs

½ cup of milk

Egg wash: 1 egg, beaten and 2 T water

Kosher salt, or a GBM Umami Blend Mushroom Salt, to sprinkle over top, optional

1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, melted

ingredients for butter crackers with mushroom powder

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400F, or 350F for a convection oven. 

Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 

Whisk dry ingredients and the sugar together in a large bowl. Sift the baking powder to make sure there are no lumps.  Add the butter, eggs, and milk and mix for one minute, until it starts to form a dough. If the dough is too dry, add a little more milk. If it is too wet, add a little bit more flour.  

Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 60 seconds to ensure everything is incorporated well. Your dough should be soft and supple, but not sticky.  

Use a rolling pin, roll out dough to about 1/8-inch thick. Occasionally flip the dough and re-flour the surface to prevent the dough from sticking.  

Roll your butter cracker with mushroom powder dough to about ⅛ inch thickness

Brush the surface of the dough with an even coating of the egg wash and sprinkle with kosher salt, or one of the GBM Umami Blend Mushroom Salts. I chose to use the Chestnut Mushroom Salt this time. 

Use a fork to poke holes in the dough.

Cut the dough to your preferred shape, using a cookie cutter or a pizza cutter. I chose a small round cookie cutter to make cute little round crackers. Place the crackers about 1/2 inch apart on the pans you prepared.    

Butter crackers with mushroom butter cut into circles using a small round cookie cutter

Arrange pans one per shelf in the oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, rotating the pans after the first 8 minutes to ensure even baking. Bake until the crackers are slightly golden. 

Remove pans from oven and brush the crackers with the remaining melted butter.

Brush melted butter onto your butter crackers with mushroom powder

Turn off the oven and put the pans back into the hot oven for 3 to 5 minutes. 

Remove the pans from the oven and allow the crackers to cool on the pans. 

If the crackers are not crisp enough, return the pan to a hot oven for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, or until the crackers are crispy and dry and snap when you break them.  

Butter crackers with mushroom powder fresh out of the oven

Be sure crackers are cool before storing them in an airtight container so they stay crisp. Will keep for a week.

I hope you enjoy my Butter Crackers with Mushroom Powder recipe!

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Why Mushrooms Are So Versatile In Your Kitchen

It would be a grave mistake if we at Guided by Mushrooms didn’t teach our customers the value and importance of mushrooms in your everyday life. We see them smashed by a footprint in our yards every now and again, that one guy in high school always mentioning being “off the ‘shrooms”, and we’ve all probably eaten mushroom soup at a hibachi restaurant at least twice. The thing we’d like to shed some light on is what are the different assortments of mushrooms, and what type of benefits can it provide?

 Other than serving as the world’s most adorable character in Mario, mushrooms have been presiding on the Earth for over 200 million years. That number is astounding when you come to the realization that humans first started consuming this fungi during the stone age, which was only 18,000 years ago (a drop in the pan for world history).  Mushrooms come in various shapes, sizes, and tones, and delicious as well. 

For a long time they’ve been utilized for their remarkable capacity to add flavor in heaps of various societies’ foods. Despite the fact that they’re really organisms, mushrooms are lumped in the vegetable classification for cooking purposes. Mushrooms permit you to add additional taste without sodium or fat. 

Noxious mushrooms can be difficult to recognize in the wild, so you should always purchase from a dependable supermarket or market. The most well-known sorts found in supermarkets are: 

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While picking your mushrooms, ensure they feel firm, aren’t wet to the touch, and are absent of any molding. They can be put away in a paper pack inside the refrigerator for around three to five days.

How a Mushroom is healthy for you

You can’t turn out badly with mushrooms. They’re without fat, low-sodium, low-calorie, and free from cholesterol. They’re likewise loaded with fiber, nutrients, and minerals. Wholesome advantages differ contingent upon the sort of mushroom.

Cell reinforcements 

Cell reinforcements help shield the body from harming free extremists that can cause conditions like coronary illness and disease. They likewise shield you against harm from maturing and lift your safe framework. Mushrooms are wealthy in the cell reinforcement called selenium. Indeed, they are the best wellspring of the mineral in the produce passageway. 

Vitamin B 

Mushrooms are plentiful in the B nutrients: riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. The blend ensures heart well being. Riboflavin is useful for red platelets. Niacin is useful for the stomach related framework and for keeping up sound skin. Pantothenic acid is useful for the sensory system and helps the body make the chemicals it needs. 

Copper 

Copper helps your body make red platelets, which are utilized to convey oxygen everywhere on the body. The mineral is likewise essential to different cycles in the body, such as keeping up solid bones and nerves. Even in the wake of being cooked, a 1-cup serving of mushrooms can give around 33% of the everyday suggested measure of copper. 

Potassium 

Potassium is critical with regards to heart, muscle, and nerve work. There’s probably as much potassium in 2/3 cup of cooked Portobello mushroom as there is in a medium-sized banana. 

Ways to Eat Mushrooms 

Back to the versatile claim that we made at the beginning of the article, Mushrooms are one of very few foods you can incorporate into every meal you eat throughout the day. Let’s go through and list some ways you can implement these puffy fungi onto your plate. 

  • You can flavor up fried eggs by adding mushrooms and garlic 
  • Mushrooms make a great addition to any omelet 
  • Add mushrooms to quiches for a natural/organic umami flavor 
  • You can make a snappy and simple stuffing from breadcrumbs, egg, sautéed onion, flavors, and cheddar 
  • Make pasta sauces with mushrooms you can even add them to Alfredo sauce 
  • Mushrooms make extraordinary stuffings for raviolis and tarts 
  • You can add mushrooms as fillings in sandwiches, paninis, tortillas, and other lunch staples for a generous flavor and mass. 
  • Put mushrooms on pizza as a fixing 
  • Add mushrooms to meat dishes particularly with hamburger or chicken, they are additionally extremely basic with steak and meals.

On the off chance that you don’t eat a ton of mushrooms currently, they’re unquestionably worth investigating. Analysis with various plans and add additional supplements into your dinners. If by an even greater chance you don’t know where to purchase many of these mushroom products, look no further than Guided by Mushrooms, where we offer a wide assortment of blends, extracts, and powders.

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Thank you for your generosity in helping to feed our hungry brothers and sisters in Dayton, Ohio

House of Bread, Dayton, Ohio

As we move closer Tax Day, we’ve been assessing 2020 for Guided By Mushrooms. 2020 was a hard year for all of us, some more than others. And while we’ve adjusted how we do business because of COVID-19, we are beyond thankful that we’ve been able to continue to produce nutritious mushrooms and mushroom products for our community and beyond.

Part of our mission at Guided By Mushrooms includes feeding those who are less fortunate in our community. We do that through our association with House of Bread, here in Dayton. The House of Bread has served meals to those who need them every day for the last 30 years, and, like them, we do not believe anyone deserves to go hungry.

So, going through our donation receipts, we are excited to find that we provided 360 pounds of fresh mushrooms to House of Bread last year! But that is not from us alone. Many of you, some in Dayton and some out of state, helped make that happen! Your generous donations, by way of our Feed the People program, provided 168 pounds of mushrooms to House of Bread in 2020!

Thank you!

For those of you interested in making 2021 a bigger year of mushroom donations to House of Bread, you can make a one-time or a recurring donation below.

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