Friday, December 21, 2012

Cheez-It-Ish Crackers


Cheez-It Ish Crackers



These little crackers are bursting with flavor. Light and buttery with a nice cheese flavor. They practically melt in your mouth.  The little gems are not difficult to make.  The dough is made in a food processor-three cheers for the food processor.  The dough consists of unsalted butter, Gruyere cheese, salt, white pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.  Once the dough comes together you can either divide the dough in thirds or in half.  For thirds, you shape each piece into a log. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill for 3 hours.  You're making slice and bake crackers - this is the method I chose. If you decide to divide the dough in half, shape the dough into a disk and chill for 1 hour.   Once the dough has chilled, you either slice the logs to a 1/4- inch thickness or roll out the dough to a  1/4- inch thickness. You then cut the dough with a  small cookie cutter about a 1 1/4 inch diameter.  Bake the crackers in the oven until they are firm to the touch and lightly golden.  Cool and they are ready to serve.

This recipe is one I am going to make over and over.  It is easy and delicious.  Next time I may try Cheddar Cheese.
This recipe can be found on pages 10-11 in "Around My French Table."


Butter and Cheese Getting Ready  To Be Mix Together




Combined Butter and Cheese


Moist Dough Curds









                                                   





3 comments:

  1. I love making things like this, that taste like some of our favorite boxed treats. They look delicious, I will definitely have to try! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I wish that your Christmas will be fulfilled with sweet pleasure,
    Full with memories that you keep close and treasure.
    Happy Holidays x
    -The Little Housewife

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