Imagine saltines with butter and jam. The crackers are light and crisp, the butter is creamy and slightly salty, the jam sweet and floral. Put it all together and you have one delicious bite. It made sense transform broken crackers into a streusel that would help us recreate that experience in a dessert.
We used the Cookie Streusel Recipe from Gluten Free Flour Power as our starting point, substituting Saltine crackers for the broken cookies. We mixed the streusel in a food processor and then baked it on a parchment lined baking pan. The saltines were balanced by the sugar and butter in the mixture. The finished crunchy, yeasty streusel was delicious with ice cream. It would also be a stellar topping on any fruit pie or crisp, and as a crust for cheesecake with fruit topping. Crackers with jam just got upgraded.