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What is the purpose of the array of holes in Saltines and other crackers?

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KNOWITALL's avatar

Probably crispness. That’s why you score and pre-bake crusts.

kruger_d's avatar

It releases steam so the cracker stays flat with no steam pockets which would cause uneven baking.

LadyMarissa's avatar

With trial & error, the original cracker bakers learned that the cracker cooked more evenly with the extra holes as the hot air circulated better thereby more even cook time & a crispier cracker. Once corporations began to mass produce the cracker, they chose to not reinvent the wheel & stuck to the original recipe & method of cooking.

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