Monday, December 14, 2020

Savory Crackers

 It's time for Baking Bloggers again.  Can you believe it's been a month? Well, it's actually been two months for me, cause I totally blanked on it last month. sigh
 

 Sue of Palatable Pastime is our hostess and here is her suggestion. 
 

Let's bake up some party appetizers that are perfect for any December holiday. Remember some part of it needs to be baked, so if you have a cheese spread, maybe some baked crackers to go with it.

I read 'baked crackers' and that was all she wrote.  

All that I wrote, that is.   

Savory Crackers

I love making crackers, even if my back likes to remind me I'm not that young anymore and rolling out dough, hurts.  

I made these Savory Crackers.  The inspiration came to me in the middle of the night, and when I was given a bag of Sour Cream and Onion chips, I knew exactly which direction to go in.  

I do have to admit though it was lacking, something.  Although it did taste pretty good with some Havarti Cheese on top.   

Savory Crackers


  And then I played. I topped a cracker with some Havarti cheese and some sliced Bosc Pear, enjoyed it as a mid afternoon snack alongside some tea flavored with Cardamom. 

Savory Crackers

 However, I still had some dough left, and added a few more things. 

My original thought (at 3am), was to incorporate some dried tomato in the crackers, but I didn't want to open a new jar of dried tomatoes in oil, so I dried a Roma tomato in the oven, chopped it up, and worked it into the dough.  I looked at the red and though Christmas, so I grabbed a little frozen kale out of the freezer, crumbled it while it was still frozen and added it along with a tablespoon of herb butter.  

And it helped with the flavor, a lot.  It's still lacking something, but I think I'm onto a good idea here. 

I would serve these with some highly flavored cream cheese spread, like maybe my Smoked Salmon Spread or some Bacon Jam on top of some cream cheese or some Shrimp Butter?

In the meantime, here is my offering for Baking Bloggers for this month.

Savory Crackers



Savory Crackers
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Savory Crackers

Yield: 2-3 dozen
Author: Sid's Sea Palm Cooking
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 8 Mininactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 18 M
These light crisp crackers are a fun way to not only use up leftover potato chips, but they also taste amazing topped with some good cheese as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1/2 cup bread flour
  • 1/2 cup crushed and processed flavored potato chips, (I used some Sour Cream and Onion flavor chips)
  • 1/4 cup instant potato flakes,  any flavor
  • 2-4 tablespoons chopped dried tomato ( I used one whole dried Roma Tomato)
  • 2-4 tablespoons finely chopped kale 
  • 2 tablespoons herb butter
  • 1/2 cup water + extra if needed
  • 1/4 cup browned butter

Instructions

  1. Process the crushed leftover potato chips in a small food processor until they are crumbs.  Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and let it brown a little, set aside to cool for a minute.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the self rising flour, the bread flour, potato chips, instant potato flakes. Add remaining ingredients and mix together.   Add the browned butter, and a half cup of water.  Mix until it comes together like a pie dough.  I use my hands to press it into a ball. Add more water if needed, this needs to be moister than pie dough.  Form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for at least an hour. 
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and get out a cookie sheet. 
  5. Divide dough up into quarters and roll out each piece, 1/4 inch thick.   Using a small round biscuit cutter, cut rounds out.  Take each round and roll it out even thinner, to about 1/8th, this will elongate the cracker. 
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 6-9 minutes or until a light brown.
  7. Serve with a good cheese, I liked my Havarti on top. 
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Baking Blogger December 2020:

Baked Holiday Party Appetizers

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

13 comments:

  1. Looks perfect for my tub of Boursin cheese!

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  2. Homemade crackers are THE best. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  3. I never eat store bought crackers anymore, it's so easy to make my own.

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  4. Ohhh I LOVE how you amped these up with those pretty, festively colored, add-ins!

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    1. Thanks, when I saw the red from the tomatoes I had to add some green. And they tasted good as well.

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  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one that awakens in the night with recipes bouncing around my head. Your crackers turned out lovely Sid.

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    1. I swear, sometimes I wonder about myself, glad I'm not the only one who 'plays with food' in bed, 'wink'.

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  6. The crackers look great with cheese and I would add a little spicy chutney.

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  7. These sound sooooooooo interesting! I really can't wait to try baking potato chips into crackers. I just need some self-rising flour, not very common here on the west coast!

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    1. They were fun to play with. And a great way to use up the end of the bag of potato chips. If you can't get self rising flour, make your own. I did for years when we lived out west. Just 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder to each cup of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. I sometimes added 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda as well.

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  8. What lovely crackers and cheesy too!

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