Going Crackers

Always looking for snacks that are not fried and not filled with preservatives.  These crackers meet those criteria.  Still not the healthiest but delicious. (I am enjoying one as I type….)

Parmesan Cream Crackers

A recipe from Mark Bittman, The Minimalist.

Time: about 20 minutes

1 c flour

1/2 t salt

1/2 c finely grated Parmesan cheese

4 T unsalted butter

1/4 c cream or half-and-half, more as needed

Coarse salt, pepper,sesame or poppy seeds, minced garlic or whatever you like for sprinkling (optional)

Heat oven to 400F.  Line a banking sheet with parchment paper or lightly dust with flour.  Put flour, salt, cheese and butter in bowl of a food processor. Pulse until flour and butter are combined. Add about 1/4 c cream or half-and-half and let machine run for a bit; continue to add liquid a teaspoon at a time until mixture holds together but is not sticky.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface until 1/4 inch thick (or thinner) adding flour as needed.  transfer sheet of dough to prepared baking sheet.  Score lightly with a sharp knife or pizza cutter.  Sprinkle with salt or other topping.

Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.  Cool on a rack; serve warm or at room temperature or store in a tine for a few days.

The Bearded One went Christmas shopping today (for the second time).  He went to a town about 30 miles away, across state lines.  He went alone so I sent him with the Garmin preset to his destination and he could hit the GO HOME key to help him find his way back.  I also made sure he had his cell phone with him in case things were too confusing.

No problem.  He made it there and back …. and came back with a present for me.  I have no clue what it could be??!!!  He has been doing really well the past few weeks… a good lead up to the trip South in less than two weeks!

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About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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