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Recipes for homemade crackers

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I'm making some gift baskets for my family with a really good cheese made in my parents hometown.

I want to make some homemade crackers to go with it.

And am looking for some good recipes.

I've looked at a few and not found the right thing. The closest I've come is this one made with olive oil from Martha Rose Shulman:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/04/hea...

Maybe with some different spices. But I'm not sold on this one yet.

Does anyone know of good cracker recipes? The cheese it will go with is kind of like a gouda.

Thanks!

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  1. smitten kitchen has several good cracker recipes

    1. Actually, I think that NYT recipe looks pretty darn good (skip the Parm because you're giving cheese). I think za'atar would be lovely with your gouda, or even just plain sumac, or S&P, or S&P and sesame seeds. I am so stealing this idea for holiday host/ess gifts, and since I have all ingredients on hand, may do a test drive tomorrow!

      Thanks for doing the homework and posting the link. Interested to hear what others have to say. This is a great alternative to cookies or other sweets so overly abundant at this time of year.

      1. The More With Less cookbook has a recipe for "wheat thins" that taste pretty good. You can add your own flavors to make them even more interesting.

        1. karykat, what about these rosemary crackers, which seem to be very popular with chowhounds: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/278744

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          1. re: Caitlin McGrath

            These sound fantastic. Thanks for this.

          2. I made these, which aren't plain crackers, but contain dried fruit and nuts. I used figs, pecans, pumpkin seeds and whole wheat flour and they were spectacular with cheese. Just make sure that you slice very thinly and bake at a low enough temperature that the figs don't burn. http://dinnerwithjulie.com/2009/01/27...

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            1. re: pavlova

              I would not have thought of something like this but can really see it with the gouda.

            2. if lavash crackers are of interest to you, try those in Reinhart's Bread Baker's Apprentice...

              1. Thanks for all these ideas. I'm thinking now I'll make a couple kinds. Maybe one with the olive oil and rosemary and the sweeter fig one for something differant. I think both would be great with the gouda.