Friday, April 15, 2016

Getcha Cheddar On!


Tax Day got you down?
I've got just the pick-me-up,
and the ingredients are probably in your kitchen right now!


I was watching "Martha Bakes" last weekend,
and I had an overwhelming need to make these luscious crackers.
Am I glad I did.
They are cheddariffic!
You can find the recipe at the end of this post.


The food processor is your friend here.
Not only does it shred the cheese (we use Cabot cheddar),
you just dump the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and let it go!

crumbly dough


divided into 4 batches

 
ready for the fridge


I'm not really a roll-out kinda gal,
but these crackers were so easy
and well worth the little effort it took.

before baking


Voila!
Be warned, one batch won't be enough.
These may end up on my baking list for Christmas next year,
since we love giving all things homemade. 
Couldn't you just see these in a mason jar
given with seasonal fruit and a bottle of local wine?
Enjoy  your weekend, y'all!



Cheddar Bits
Martha Stewart

1 stick  unsalted butter
2 C grated cheddar
1 1/2 unbleached flour
1 t salt
1/4 t cayenne
2 T heavy cream (we used almond milk)

Shred the cheddar in the food processor or by hand.
Add dry ingredients to processor.
Pulse until well combined.
Add cream (or milk) and pulse a few times.
Turn dough onto plastic wrap and form into 4 rectangles.
Add one batch of dough 
to each of 4 pieces of plastic wrap or parchment paper.
Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Roll out dough to 1/4 " thickness,
cut into squares and place on cookie sheet.
Refrigerate another 20 minutes.
Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes.         
Enjoy! 

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