Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Making a Better Cracker....
This year, I am taking crackers. Yes. That's what I said.
One of the other people coming is bringing home made salsa that she learned to make from her sister in law, down in Mexico.
I volunteered to make crackers to go with it. Actually, snack crackers are very easy to make and taste a lot better than the boxes from the grocery store.
In the first photo you see the cheese crackers. This is the cheater's method of baking them.
I just rolled the dough out on the back of a cookie sheet and cut it up with a pizza cutter. The crackers are much easier to get out of the pan that way. No sides.
Of course, Tessie volunteered to help. Did someone say food?
Foodgawker.com. You can find just about any kind of recipe that you are looking for on that site and most of them are original.
I put crackers in the search and came up with pages and pages of recipes.
The first one I picked was a recipe for Rosemary Parmesan Wheat Thins. the actual recipe is at http://www.shemakesandbakes.com/1/post/2013/03/rosemary-parmesan-wheat-thins.html
I used rosemary from the back yard....No, I didn't make the parmesan.
They turned out well. I have to stop sampling. If both Tessie and I get into them, there won't be any for tomorrow.
The second ones are from foodgawker too, but a different blog. www.notgotmuchin.com/cheddar-crackers/ These are a very different cracker. They are mostly sharp cheddar cheese and butter. About half the flour of the other recipe. When they come out of the oven they are kind of chewy. They get crisper as they cool.
Both recipes are pretty good. I plan to make one more recipe this afternoon. I haven't decided which ones yet.
Tessie is voting for cookies....That reminds me. I wonder if Zar is still locked in his room. Maybe I had better go slip a cracker under the door.
Sorry. No time for minis today....Need more crackers. Tessie is eating them as fast as I am making them.
See you tomorrow.