parmesan cheese crackers

2010 February 3

Do you ever go to the store for something and leave with everything else but that?  Happens to me all the time.  This particular time it was crackers.  So, instead of making my way back to the store to chance yet another unsuccessful trip, I decided to make my own crackers.  Being the obsessed fan of foodgawker that I am,  and updating myself everyday with the new creations of this fabulous site, I knew that this was just the place to do  “shopping trip” #2.

Well, I’d say an hour later after “searching” high and low for just the right recipe, tada!!! I found a cracker that would suffice.  Anything with cheese sounds great!  And I’m not sad to say….this was our dinner tonight.

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Ok, ok….I spiffed them up a bit with some prosciutto and a sliver of parmesan…yummy!  If this won’t satisfy your tummy at dinner time, keep them in mind for a midday pick-me-up or party snack.  Everyone is sure to love them!

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To make these quick and easy crackers yourself-

You Will Need:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup half and half or cream

4 Tbsp. butter

1/2 tsp. salt

If you want to jazz it up a bit, sprinkle some sesame seeds, pepper, sea salt, rosemary, or minced garlic on top of crackers before baking.  I used a bit of dried rosemary, salt and pepper and they are just divine.

In effort to support cooking with organic ingredients, switch if not all, just one of the ingredients to organic.  Get the grocers to give us organics at a lower cost.  Every bit helps!
Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix together flour, butter, cheese, and salt until butter is throughly combined.  Then add cream/half and half until it pulls together and is no longer sticky.  You may need to add a bit more cream to get the dough to make a ball.  Once you have a dough ball, put on lightly flours surface and roll out until it’s no longer thicker than 1/2 in. ( they do puff up a bit.)  You then can roll back over rolling pin to transfer onto lightly floured or parchment paper lined baking sheet.  At  this time you may sprinkle with any topping you would like.  Cut crackers into rectangles with a pizza slicer.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Eat and Enjoy!

Jamie

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  1. Monica from Michigan permalink
    March 27, 2010

    My husband says these were a great snack after cutting wood all day. They were very easy to make.
    I’m going to make twice as many next time.

  2. Jamie permalink*
    March 28, 2010

    What a great wife you are, making snacks for your man :) Yes, they are yummy and do go fast!
    Jamie

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