Soylent Green is a classic film. It came out in 1973 but the themes are still relevant to this day. Imagine yourself in a post apocalyptic future, where oceans are devoid of life, the sky is full of smog, the countryside is nothing but production factories and nature is all but nonexistent. That’s Soylent Green’s setting. The plot is simple yet satisfactory in addressing the issues raised in the movie. You follow the escapades of Detective Thorn (played by Charlton Heston), who’s working on the murder case of one of the board members of Soylent, the main producer of processed food rations which primarily sustains the sustenance of all human beings on Earth. As you follow the story, you’ll realize that not all is what it seems to be in that world, and the bold revelation at the end will leave you astounded. Check it out.
And here’s the Basic cracker recipe
2 cups of plain flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons softened butter
approximately 1 cup of milk
Spinach ( for that green effect)
1. Preheat oven to 150′C/ 300′F.
2. Add the salt and spinach paste to the flour, and in a mixing bowl or food processor, cut the butter in until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
3. Slowly mix in enough milk to form soft, but not sticky, dough.
4. Divide the dough into two or three portions and roll out one at a time, until paper thin. You can do this on a lightly floured workbench, or you can do it straight onto a large, ungreased cookie sheet, as I do. This recipe makes enough for my two 10″ x 15″ trays, so divide your dough accordingly.
5. Using a sharp knife or pizza roller, cut the dough into crackers. Prick each one two or three times with a fork and transfer carefully to the cookie sheet if you rolled it out on your bench.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned and crisp. Allow to cool on the tray and then store in an air tight container for up to a week.