9.28.2011

Fresh from the Oven: Homemade Cheese Crackers

This post was supposed to have run back in September and for some reason it bounced back as a draft and isn't on my blog anymore...I'm reposting for those who didn't see it the first time.


Hello All-
I've finally gotten settled in enough at the new house to start baking again.  First up, a recipe that I spotted on Pinterest.  It is for homemade cheese crackers, similar to Cheeze-its. 

These little crackers are super easy to make and so delicious!!  I did make a few changes to the original recipe, one on purpose and one accidentally.  The intentional change was that I backed off on the red pepper flakes that the recipe calls for.  I halved the amount, but in all honesty, I think I'll skip them all together next time.  If I were making these crackers for an adult party or as twists, I would keep the flakes in, but for snacking, I prefer them plain.  The mistake that I made on the recipe was so silly.  I had my butter softening and I forgot to put it in!  I wondered why my dough wasn't forming a ball, so I added a touch more milk.  That's when it hit me that my butter was sitting on the counter...d'oh!  I added the butter and sure enough, a dough ball formed.  The extra milk made the dough a bit sticky, but nothing that a few sprinkles of flour couldn't fix.

I do encourage you to use parchment paper when you make these crackers.  I was still frazzled by my butter mistake, so I forgot.  They didn't stick, but started to brown up a bit sooner than I would have liked.

I must say, these crackers are addicting!  All three of us were munching on them last night, and I have already had a few handfuls this morning.  I am waiting for the weather to cool down a touch so I can make some homemade soup and throw a few handfuls of crackers in!  I think they'll be super yummy served that way.  Hubby couldn't believe how similar they tasted in comparison to the store-brand crackers. 

All in all, this was a wonderful recipe and a hit in our house!  I think there will be many more batches being whipped up in the future!

Happy Baking!
Sharon

2 comments:

Susan said...

I'm making these.... tonight. THANKS!! I'm also going to omit the red pepper flakes. (We don't even have any.)

I appreciate this recipe has just a handful of ingredients and they are things we have almost all of the time. (Until we run out of cheese.)

Yay!

Sharon G said...

So glad you can use the recipe!! Hannah is a big fan of them and I can't stop eating them!! I think I'll be making another batch before too long!