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