Homemade Cheese Crackers




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Originally uploaded by DanieMarie

Living in Germany, sometimes I miss things. Silly things. The other day, I got a huge craving for Goldfish Crackers, but you can’t just buy that in the store, and takes a while to have things mailed here. So I decided to get creative and made my own. They’re not as pretty as store bought crackers, but they have the added benefit of being cheaper and I used spelt flour. My recipe made a huge bag full for about 3 Euro (and I used spelt flour, sea salt and organic cheese in mine), but you could likely do it cheaper if you used cheaper ingredients like regular wheat flour.

Cheese Crackers:
-3 cups water
-1 package yeast
-1 tbsp sugar
-about 1 cup grated cheese of your choice
-5 cups flour
-eggs, beaten
-salt

mix the water, yeast and sugar together in a bown and let set about 15 minutes until the yeast activates. Add cheese and flour and knead into a very stiff dough. If it’s not stiff enough, don’t worry about that…just add more flour when you roll it out. take a section of dough and knead it a bit more on a floured board. Flour a rolling pin and roll into a thin section. then cut into square shapes of any size you like (I went for about an inch)…you can even use cookie cutters to make them into shapes. Place on a greased cookie sheet, brush with beaten egg and salt. Bake for 45 mins at 180*C (350*F)

Like most of my recipes, this is also open to experimentation. You can leave out the cheese and have plain crackers. Or you can sub in parmesan, sundried tomato and oregano. You could go for a whole grain version….whatever you feel like!

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