Cranberries Hazelnut Crisps

Raincoast Crisps


When we entertain it's important to have good company, a great platter of cheeses, good wine & excellent crackers. Our favorites are the Raincoast Crisps but they are pricey at $7.00 a small box. They are addictive. After doing a search I've found a great recipe on Dinner with Julie's blog.

Who would have think that those delicious crackers would be so easy to make. They require two bakings like biscottis. The key is to slice them really thin to obtain that crispiness. It's best done if you freeze the loaf of bread after the first baking. If you don't have honey at home you can use pure maple syrup, like I did. These crackers are good served with cheeses & a good Red Pepper Jelly. It's so much fun to entertain when you have good quality food.


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  1. Bonjour, Helene...these look wonderful! I'm going to bookmark them. I agree with you...when I have company, I like to serve something that was easy to make but still unusual and interesting.

    Audrey

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  2. These crackers sound delicious!

    It's hard to find a good quality cracker that's reasonably priced these days. Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. You're one of the Random Blogs chosen on the Foodie Blogroll today!

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  3. The crackers look delicious! Perfect for a get-together occasion!

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  4. I am thrilled you linked to this recipe. I refuse to pay that much for crackers (they are more here, like $9), but they are so delicious. I will just make my own!

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  5. Ah ah, you found the secret! I'll be checking on Julie's blog. Looks absolutely delicious Helene!

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  6. This is so funny! I was just lamenting about Raincoast crisps and how expensive they were. I love that you made them yourself. They are probably better anyway:) Im bookmarking this recipe!

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  7. How fantastic these crackers are! I wish I had some in my pantry....

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  8. Those are beautiful, Helene! I've never made my own cracker before. These are really delicious looking!

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  9. These crackers look fantastic Helene. Perfect for a get together.

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  10. I have only made crackers a few times, but they're so much better than store bought! These look especially good, love the toppings too.

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  11. Entertaining just became a lot less strenuous looking at this lovely bite!!

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  12. Delicious and economical... Those are the best recipes, aren't they? Looks fab! :)

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  13. Your crackers look delicious and a very nice change from the ordinary cheese and cracker tray.
    Bravo.
    Sam

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  14. Wow... the photo looks so beautiful!

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  15. Excellent...just right for company Helene. I love Juile's blog too, & did her Romesco Dip which was a winner all the way!

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  16. I hav enever ate this, looks really yumm.
    Wil check out the blog you mentioned.

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  17. I've never tried Raincoast Crisps but I have had (and loved) something similar from a local bakery (Terra Breads). I figured I could make them at home but wasn't sure how to go about it. Thanks so much for posting the recipe! They look awesome. One question - so you slice the loaf when it's frozen?

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  18. Those look pretty and delicious...the perfect bites:)

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  19. oh I love this flavor combo. I love new cracker recipes.

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  20. These look fantastic! I love the idea of making your own crisps :)

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  21. oooh--cranberries in crackers is a wonderful idea! who needs store-bought crackers when you make your own so decadently!

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  22. What a great little party starter these are! I bet that red pepper jelly gets everyone on their feet.

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  23. That looks so yummy H..very delicious..

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  24. I've tried those raincoast crisps and yes, they are good but expensive indeed. Wonderful recipe Helene. A must try. Beautiful photo I might add!

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  25. This is exactly the way I like to entertain - simple, yet chic. Perfect!

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  26. Très belle, la photo! Those look great for a party.

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  27. These look really wonderful, Helene! I can imagine how red pepper jelly would really bring out the flavors, and with a glass of wine... perfection!

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  28. Ohhhh, that looks sooo good :)
    even my flu can't stop my appetite for your crackers!

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  29. This looks so pretty, and it looks delicious! These crackers sound great, and the texture must be crisp and perfect after baking twice.

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  30. Oh Helene, the flavours and textures you have going on here are outstanding.

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  31. I really like all the flavors here. I would love to try this out the next time I entertain.

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  32. I just found your blog!
    Great recipes.

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  33. I was seriously about to add these crackers to my grocery list before I read that you found the recipe for them! I can't wait to try the recipe out. The crackers certainly look delicious. Crackers and cheese is one of my favorite hors d'oeuvres. Yum! Sorry that I've been an absent commenter; I just finished up my law school exams and am finally getting around to my google reader.

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  34. This is really nice, I'm keeping it in my apéro folder, for I'm always at a loss when comes the time to choose a good cracker for hors-d'oeuvres... ya know, something different than cardboard melba toast or ...the infamous Ritz! LOL LOL

    So much classier and I'm sure tastier!

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  35. I'm with you, Raincoast Crisps, while delicious, are outrageously expensive!!! A friend of mine attempted to make them herself, but they came out quite hard because she didn't freeze the loaf to slice them thinly. I'll give her your tip!
    They looks lovely :)

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  36. These look so amazing. I have been looking for a cracker recipe to make for a bridal shower, I am going to make these for sure.

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  37. Those crisps look great! Making your own would save a bundle.

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  38. thank you thank you thank you for this! i've been looking for a recipe like this.

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  39. I adore Raincoast crips , too, but they're so expensive. I found a recipe for similar crisps with pistachios in a cookbooks I have on pates and terrines and I'm going to make them in the next couple of days. I'll let you know how they turn out. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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