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Recipes for homemade crackers

karykat Dec 13, 2012 08:14 PM

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:

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.


  1. k
    karykat Dec 17, 2012 10:22 AM

    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.

    1. Emme Dec 14, 2012 11:16 PM

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

      1. p
        pavlova Dec 14, 2012 04:53 PM

        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
          karykat Dec 17, 2012 10:20 AM

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

        2. Caitlin McGrath Dec 14, 2012 02:19 PM

          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
            karykat Dec 17, 2012 10:20 AM

            These sound fantastic. Thanks for this.

          2. t
            travelerjjm Dec 14, 2012 09:34 AM

            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.

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              nemo Dec 13, 2012 10:30 PM

              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. m
                magiesmom Dec 13, 2012 08:33 PM

                smitten kitchen has several good cracker recipes

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