|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|