So you’ve got an recipe that reads ” Graham Cracker” Or “Graham Crumbs’. You head over the the biscuit aisle at Woolies in search for “Graham Crackers”…. you soon realize that THERE ARE NO SUCH THING AS GRAHAM CRACKERS IN WOOLIES!
Step back, relax… I got you bruv.
What are Graham Crackers?
Graham Crackers usually refers to a store bought, semi-sweet american biscuit that is made from ‘Graham Flour’.
Graham Crumbs are crushed up Graham Biscuits.
Graham Crust is usually made of Graham Crumbs mixed with some butter and sometimes sugar, usually seen in recipes for pie crusts or Cheesecake bases.
What is Graham Flour?
Graham Flour in UK/AUS terms what we call (unbleached) Wholemeal flour. Don’t worry too much about the “bleached vs unbleached” flour. Bleached flour is not available for domestic use in Australia . However, bleached flour is still used commercially in store bought baked goods.
What is the Australian Substitute for Graham Crackers?
You can either use Arnotts Granita, Arnotts Shredded Wheatmeal or Plain Digestives. I prefer using Shredded Wheatmeal because its less sweet and I can adjust the sweetness by adding sugar. If you prefer something a bit sweeter, you can use Arnotts Granita.
If you’re brave enough, you can make your own Graham crackers by just using wholemeal flour in place of ‘Graham flour’. Alton Brown has a pretty good recipe here, I like it because it’s not too sweet.
Where can I buy Graham Crackers in Australia?
Your best bet is USA Foods the link is here. Alternatively, if you live near an asian/ Filipino grocer you can look got for MY SAN Graham Crackers.
Now go forth and make all the S’mores!