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Mar 24, 2007 10:25 AM

Raincoast Crisps

I am looking for a recipe for crackers that would be similar to the Leslie Stowe Fine Foods Raincoast Crisps - these may be only available in Canada, but are delicious and come in a variety of flavours, like Canberry/Hazelnut, and Fig/Olive (see ) .

They don't have to be an exact match (a basic recipe would be much appreciated), I'm just not having any luck finding anything online.

Thanks in advance.

(Cross-posted to the Canada Board)

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    1. I have a cookbook that duplicates the Leslie Stowe Rainforest Crisp recipe.... excellent cookbook and really reasonable price. You should be able to find it at Book Warehouse (I got one for a friend). Problem is I'm not at home and I don't remember the name right now... I'll post it this weekend.

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      1. re: Shauna A

        I'd love to get the name of the cookbook or the recipe for the rainforest crisps please.

        1. re: Shauna A

          Hey Shauna did you ever find the name of the cookbook?

        2. Did you ever track this recipe down? The link the other person gave you doesn't seem to lead to it. I'd like to track it down too.

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          1. re: junior57

            This isn't it? Named differently, but found w/ a site-search for "rainforest". They sound nummy.


            1. re: juster

              thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

              1. re: juster

                This does look like the right one - thanks!!

            2. I would also be interested in the recipe!

              1. Here's the recipe a friend passed along to me, which I have slightly modified. It is as far as I can tell, a very accurate reproduction of the originals. Very addictive, enjoy:

                2 cups flour (I use 1/2 whole wheat pastry)
                2 tsp baking soda
                1(generous) tsp salt
                2 cups buttermilk (or just plain milk soured with vinegar--I successfully subbed used soymilk)
                1/4 cup honey

                Stir the above ingredients together until blended. Don't overmix!

                Then add:
                1 cup raisins (or dried cranberries)
                1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans/walnuts/almonds)
                1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
                1/4 cup flax seeds (ground or whole)
                1/4 cup Sesame seeds
                1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped (or more, or dry would also work, adjust proportion to taste)

                Pour into two 4"X8" greased pans. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees F or until springy. Cool completely on rack and put in the freezer (I put them in the freezer while they were still pretty warm, no big deal). When the loaves are totally frozen, cut into very thin slices. Lay slices on cookie sheets and bake 15 minutes at 300 deg. F. Turn the slices over and bake another 10 or 15 minutes.