There are certain foods in the grocery store that I just can’t bring myself to buy due to the cost and the ingredients. One of those foods is any type of bread product in a tube. The ingredients are half-chemicals and they charge about $3/tube! I can make a loaf of bread or a batch of pizza dough using organic ingredients for about $.25-$.50! And the taste doesn’t even compare.
The other aisle I do my best to avoid is the cracker aisle. Talk about over priced junk! But my kids love those little fish, too, so I knew I needed to find an alternative. And boy, did I find it! Go to your cupboard and just throw out the box of cheese crackers you have in there. They don’t even come close to the absolute divine deliciousness of these crackers. And… these are super, super simple! I cut the crackers out and let my 5 year old have a good old time putting them on the baking sheets. Although, I accidentally rolled my dough way too thick so they were pretty easy to handle. Make sure to roll the dough as thin as you can get it. This one recipe got me two sheets full of crackers so if you roll thin, you will get more mileage out of the recipe.
- 1 cup flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 Tablespoons cold butter, cut in to small pieces
- 8 ounces of grated cheese, I used mild cheddar and Romano
- Pulse flour, salt, pepper and baking powder in a food processor to combine.
- Add butter and cheese and pulse until mixture looks like coarse cornmeal.
- Add water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, just until a dough forms.
- Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Unwrap dough and roll out very thin, about ⅛ inch.
- Cut dough in to squares or desired shapes and place shapes on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 13-18 minutes or until golden and crisp.