I've always heard that when you have an upset stomach, you're supposed to follow the BRAT diet: Banana, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. There are conflicting reports over whether that's still recommended (especially for adults), since it is completely lacking in any real nutrients, but there is something comforting about drowning your stomach in plain 'ol carbs when it is sick. Anyways, David wanted saltines. Not the Wheat Thins we already owned, or the applesauce in the refrigerator or toast from our plethora or bread. So what's a wife to do? Make 'em!
What we ended up with wasn't quite the same as Saltines, but in their own right, these crackers are pretty darn good. The consistency is more like that of a pita chip - crunchy and just begging to be dipped in something thick. They are so. easy. to make that there's really no excuse for every buying expen$ive pita chips again! ...and they taste a lot better than Saltines, in my very humble opinion.
1 cup flour (whatever you like best)
.5 tsp salt
.5 tsp baking powder
6-7 tbsp water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix the dry ingredients with a whisk until well combined. Add the water slowly, stirring constantly, until a dough is formed. Kneed the dough until it is smooth.
Roll the dough out very thin, and cut with a pastry roller, pizza cutter, or knife. Use a fork to poke holes in each cracker. Brush the crackers lightly with water and sprinkle with salt (or other toppings).
Place the crackers in the preheated oven and bake 15-20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. Let cool, and enjoy!