I have been wanting to try making homemade crackers for awhile now. These turned out really well! Use cookie cutter or a pizza wheel to make squares or rectangles.
Homemade Cheesy Crackers
Sharp Cheddar Cheese (8 oz block)
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
4 Tbsp cold Butter, cubed
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 Tbsp Ice Water
Grate block of cheese until completely shredded. Using a food processor pulse together the flour, salt and spices. Add the cheese and butter and pulse till well combined. The dough should be the texture of chunky sand. Pulse in the water one tablespoon at a time and pulse until a dough forms. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 25 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (f). Roll out the dough to about 1/8 inch thickness (the crackers puff up quite a bit). Cut out little shapes with mini cutters or cut into squares with a pizza wheel. Place them on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until crispy and golden. Makes about 5-6 dozen crackers, depending on size. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
This recipe is Vegetarian.