Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Homemade "Goldfish" Crackers

I found an amazing homemade "goldfish" cracker recipe, and I thought I would share it!! It's VERY easy and really yummy! Karis loves them, and they are healthy!

I found this recipe on http://www.yumsugar.com/. I cut the recipe down a bit, and as usual, I did it a little differently.

1 cup all purpose (I used 1/2 spelt and 1/2 unbleached all purpose)
4 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
8 ounces grated cheese (it said to use sharp, but all I had was mild and it turned out fine)
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
(For the salt and pepper, I just used my salt and pepper grinders and put a little in there)

(I only did 3/4 of the recipe because I didn't want to make too much)

1. Pulse the flour, butter, cheese, salt, and pepper together using a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
2. Pulse in 3-4 tablespoons of water, one tablespoon at a time, and only enough so that the dough forms a ball and rides the blade.
3. Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes to 24 hours.

4. Heat oven to 350 degrees

5. Line 2 baking pans with parchment or wax paper, set aside (I used a silicone baking sheet)
6. Roll the dough out to 1/8th inch thickness. Cut out as many crackers as possible using a small cookie cutter.

7. Place them on the prepared baking pans (you can put them close together because they get smaller)
8. Bake until golden and crisp- 15 to 20 minutes

Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

Make sure that you roll it as thin as possible. I had some that were too thick and so they never got quite crispy enough (although, they were really yummy anyway!).

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