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Author Notes: These very cheesy crackers, sprinkled with caraway seeds or salt or even sesame seeds, are the perfect appetizer for any party.
Food52 Review: I like homemade crackers. They're infinitely more interesting than what you'll find in a supermarket aisle—so I was intrigued by this cracker recipe. I needed to add two more ounces of butter to the dough in order to be able to roll it out; the resulting crackers were crisp and fragile, and very rich. I’d recommend serving with a beer. —Tim from Wpg
- 8.8 ounces grated Gouda or cheddar cheese
- 7 ounces very cold butter, cubed
- 7 ounces all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 egg, whisked
- Caraway seeds, to sprinkle (or sesame seeds or flaky salt)
- Place everything (minus the egg and seeds) in a food processor and pulse a few times until combined and crumbly. Taste the pastry and add more salt if you wish; it should be on the saltier side. Form a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper.
- Roll the pastry on a floured surface (it is easier to do this in 2 batches) and cut the pastry into 1- x 2-inch rectangles using a very sharp knife. Place the crackers onto the baking trays and brush them with the whisked egg. Sprinkle them with caraway seeds.
- Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
- This recipe is a Community Pick!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Appetizer to Share with Friends