A homemade cracker that takes less time than a batch of muffins! Simple, whole food, and everything you could wish for in a buttery, homemade, snack food.
Based on a recipe from How to Cook Everything, by Mark Bittman
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Place the flour and butter in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until flour and butter are combined.
Pour the flour and butter mixture into a bowl and stir in the cheese, using your hands or a potato masher until it comes together into a ball. You may need to add ice water 1 tablespoon at a time to make it come together.
Roll the dough out on a sheet of parchment paper until it is 1/4 inch thick. Transfer the parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Cut the dough into your desired shapes (We like rectangles, like in the pictures). Sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake 5-8 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!
If you're using block cheese, shred it in the food processor, then dump it into the mixing bowl and proceed with the recipe. (Check out why you should shred your own cheese!)
I like aged cheddar in this recipe, but use any you have on hand. It's a great way to use up leftover cheese.
In the recipe, I use a combination of white and whole wheat flour. This is purely for taste and texture, as using all whole wheat can make crackers a little tough and crumbly. That being said, they are still delicious if you use all whole grain flour. This recipe would also work great with spelt flour.
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