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Raincoast Crisps

foodmaven Mar 24, 2007 10:25 AM

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 http://www.lesleystowe.com/raincoast.htm ) .

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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    jewels_vancouver RE: foodmaven Apr 12, 2007 08:41 AM

    Here it is!

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      Shauna A RE: foodmaven Apr 20, 2007 04:19 PM

      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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        falconer RE: Shauna A Oct 7, 2007 02:19 PM

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

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          gigondas2 RE: Shauna A Jan 27, 2009 12:57 PM

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

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          junior57 RE: foodmaven Nov 30, 2007 08:59 AM

          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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            juster RE: junior57 Dec 10, 2007 03:04 PM

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


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              miriamjw RE: juster Jan 7, 2008 05:49 PM

              thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!

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                foodmaven RE: juster Jan 8, 2008 06:54 PM

                This does look like the right one - thanks!!

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              miriamjw RE: foodmaven Dec 10, 2007 12:59 PM

              I would also be interested in the recipe!

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                chililala RE: foodmaven Jan 20, 2010 02:13 PM

                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.

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                  crispychewy RE: foodmaven Feb 25, 2011 08:37 AM

                  Here it is! You can adapt it to use whatever additions you want - pecans & raisins, figs & olives, whatever! http://dinnerwithjulie.com/2009/01/27...

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                    RodVito RE: crispychewy Feb 25, 2011 10:19 AM

                    I vouch for this recipe!!!! Ive made it many times, at a fraction of the cost of buying a box from the grocery store.

                    You need a good serated knife though.

                    1. re: RodVito
                      nomadchowwoman RE: RodVito Feb 25, 2011 10:30 AM


                      You may find this thread helpful, too.


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