month wed thought wed bring you a class on making
a fun cracker. These crackers are great for snacking or you
can break them up and use them for soup or salad garnishes.
Not only that they are very simple to make but they are a
great thing to have on hand (in the freezer) for impromptu
So lets get started!
Step 1: The Ingredients
As with all recipes make sure you have all
ingredients on hand before you start. The only real equipment
you will need is a food processor, a knife, parchment paper
and a baking sheet to make these simple crackers.
- 3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 3 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese,
- 3/4 cup gf flour*
- 1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (Kosher)
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- About 2-3 Tablespoons water, plus more
*We used The Gluten Free Pantrys Country
French Bread & Pizza flour mix for the gf flour in this
recipe. To purchase this product please click here.
2: Making the dough
Place the cheddar, Parmigiano cheese,
gf flour, dry mustard, salt, cayenne pepper and freshly
ground black pepper in the bowl of a food processor.
Pulse a few times to blend. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon
at a time, pulsing between each addition until the mixture
is the consistency of very small peas. Add the water,
1 tablespoon at a time, and pulse just until the dough
holds together when pinched between your fingers. If
the dough is still too crumbly, add a little more water,
a teaspoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
3: Make the cracker log
Turn the dough out onto a sheet of
parchment paper. Roll the dough, using the parchment
paper to help you hold it together, into a log about
9 inches long and about 2 inches in diameter. Square
off the ends.
Wrap the dough log in plastic wrap
and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.
Alternatively you can freeze the logs. You may want
to cut the log in half or thirds and freeze each section
independently. This way you can thaw only smaller portions
at a time and make only what you will need.
5: Slice & Bake
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place
the chilled cheese log on a cutting board and slice
into 1/4 inch thick slices. Arrange the slices on a
baking sheet, spaced about 1 inch apart. Bake
for 8-10 minutes, or until the crackers are light golden
in color. Turn the crackers over and bake for another
3-5 minutes or until golden. Cool on a rack. Serve at
You can easily substitute different types
of cheeses to make different flavors of these cheese crackers.
You could also add fresh or dried herbs to add even more character.
If you do decide to make these in advance
and freeze, thaw them in the refrigerator until they are soft
enough to slice. Bake as directed in Step 5 above.
We hope you enjoy these delightful crackers
as much as we did.