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Nov 13, 2009 02:10 PM

Any Good Cracker Recipes willing to share?

I am looking to make some homemade crackers.. Anyone willing to share some tried yummy recipes?

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    This is a great cracker recipe and repurposes the use of a cookie press which makes it doubly genius.

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      1. re: HillJ

        I have a cookie press that someone gave me that I've never used, because the one time I had cookies from a cookie press, they tasted like dog biscuits (the baker apologized in advance.) It was not a strong sell for the use of a cookie press. But now . . . I'm gonna take it out of the back of the cupboard and make these crackers!

        1. re: somervilleoldtimer

          somervilleoldtimer, those crackers and delicious! I've played around with the ingredients several times. Various dry cheeses, diff oils and diff herbs. My fav diecut style is the one pictured on the blog. Holds up the best. Have fun!

          1. re: HillJ

            LOL, that is a funny blog!!!! HillJ, about how many crackers do you get from this recipe?? Would you say 2 dozen? I did not see the yield listed.

            1. re: Val

              Val depending on the diecut, 2.0-2.5 dozen. The CIA trained blogger is a hoot!

              1. re: Val


                Val, if you enjoy bloggers (as much as I do) this one is adorable. Her "inner Jew" take on potato latkes (plus recipe) won my heart.

        2. I haven't tried these yet but I have been meaning to. I watched the episode on Food TV and they looked awesome.

          Parmesan and Black Pepper crackers:

            1. re: Chris VR

              Boy, those threads take me back.

              1. re: HillJ


                any reason you couldn't divide the dough into smaller parts and run through a pasta machine for thinness?

                always wanted to try crackers; may make them for goodie-gifts this year for my customers rather than toffee. They sound so easy--and not so expensive!

                1. re: toodie jane

                  toodie jane, if using a pasta machine of the manual variety I would go with the thickest setting but I have no experience with an electric machine with variety blades or die shapes. Care to give it a try & report back?

                  1. re: HillJ

                    really, the thickest setting? I was imagining the need for thinness...

                    sure, I'll try it.

            2. I have a copy of "Cookies and Crackers" from the Time Life "The Good Cook" series. I'll list the cracker recipes, I'll paraphrase the recipe(s) that interest you.

              Baked "Potato Chips"
              Norwegian Flatebread
              Uncle Max's Rye Crackers
              Oat Crackers
              Donegal Oatcake
              Orford's Water Biscuits
              Scotch Oatcakes
              Peanut Crackers
              Rye Crackers
              Bath Oliver Crackers
              Cracknel Crackers
              Crackers with Cracklings and White Wine
              Savory Crackers
              Sesame Seed Wafers
              Chive Crackers
              Poppy Seed Crackers
              Indian Fenugreek Crackers
              Graham Crackers
              Homemade Nut and Date Crackers
              Caraway, Salt, or Cheese Straws
              Hot Cheese Crackers
              Thick Parmesan Crackers
              Sefton Fancies
              Cheddar Chips

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              1. re: blue room

                Hi Blue- thanks.. the thick parm crackers sound fab! also baked potato chips???

                1. re: blue room

                  rye crackers
                  chive crackers
                  nut and date crackers

                  heck, i just need to buy the book. ;-)).
                  blue room, please don't paraphrase the recipes for me. i'm gonna google 'em, and see what i find first.....

                  1. re: alkapal

                    alkapal, just in case, here are the chive crackers: makes 30

                    1 cup whole wheat flour
                    1/2 cup wheat germ
                    1/4 teaspoon salt
                    4 tablespoons butter, in pieces
                    1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped fine
                    1 egg
                    3 to 4 tablespoons cold milk

                    Cut the butter into the flour, germ, and salt until it is like "coarse meal". Mix in the egg and chives and milk--do the milk just a spoon at a time--until you have a stiff dough that you can roll to 1/8 inch on a floured board. At 400F, bake 1 inch rounds for 10 minutes ('til light brown) on a buttered baking sheet. Cool on rack. These are from "Rodale's Naturally Great Foods Cookbook" by Nancy Albright. The correct name is "Chive Wafers" .

                    The "Homemade Nut and Date Crackers" might be almost a cookie--note the sugar--but imagine these with cream cheese--! They came from the book "The Bread Tray" by Louis P. De Gouy

                    1 cup flour sifted with 1/3 teaspoon salt
                    1 cup nuts, ground
                    1 cup dates pitted and ground
                    1 cup sugar
                    3 eggs beaten

                    Coat the nuts and dates well with flour. Mix sugar and eggs, add nut mixture. Roll out 1/4 inch thick, cut this flat piece in half and bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350F, until firm. When completely cool, cut into pieces. Keep cool and dry.

                    1. re: blue room

                      blue room, thanks for the recipes. you're a sweetheart.

                2. The "Thick Parmesan.." are attributed to Elizabeth David, and sound like simplicity itself!
                  (Makes 12 crackers)
                  4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
                  1 cup flour
                  2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
                  1 egg yolk
                  cayenne pepper

                  First moosh the butter into the flour well , then the Parm and egg yolk, and 1 pinch each of salt and cayenne. Work it all together well, adding a few drops of water if it's too dry to roll out. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness, and cut into 1 inch circles. The crackers should go into the center of a 325F oven, until delicately browned, about 20 minutes. Tastiest when fresh and hot, of course. The recipe is from "Spices, Salt and Aromatics in the English Kitchen."

                  The potato "chips" are from Janet Kaplan, "Crackers and Snackers"

                  Makes 30
                  1 1/4 cups tepid water
                  1/4 cup potato flour

                  Into 3/4 cups of water, gradually whisk the potato flour. When smooth, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and slowly whisk in the remaining water. The batter will be like thin mashed potatoes, which should be dropped by heaping teaspoons onto a buttered non-stick (I would use parchment paper covered) cookie sheet. 2 inches apart, it says, they must spread. Sprinkle with more salt. The oven should be preheated to 375F--cook the crackers for 15 minutes, then at 325F for about another 10 minutes until crisp and brown.

                  I admire you for doing crackers!