FOOD TRIVIA: Holes in Crackers

The holes in crackers are not there for decoration but to help in the baking process. Crackers are made from dough rolled in sheets. The holes are placed, according to the size and shape of the cracker, with the numbers and position of the holes being of  importance to the final product. Holes too close together will make the cracker hard and dry due to too much steam escaping in the baking process: too far apart and little bubbles form on parts of the cracker's surface during baking, an undesirable effect in most crackers.