Cheesy Fish Crackers

18 Apr

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Yesterday, in between 5, yes 5, loads of laundry, and a trip to the dentist for a bit of root canal I found time to whip up these yummy cheese crackers for The Minimen’s afternoon snack.

I found the recipe here, it was an American recipe so I had to do a bit of translating

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The ingredients are

8oz vintage cheddar grated( I used almost all of a 250g block of cheese)

1/2 a stick of butter ( if Googles conversion is correct this is about 50g)

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup of plain flour

2 tbs chilled water

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First I put the cheese, butter and salt in a bowl, and mixed together till smooth. My poor old electric beaters did not like doing this very much, they made many noises of complaint, but eventually it all combined.

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This is what it looked like

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Then I mixed in the flour, the dough was quite crumbly as you can see above.

Then I added the water and mixed that in, but it left the dough very sticky, so I added flour and kneaded it until it came together in a gorgeous doughy ball of cheesy goodness.

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This is my dough….it needs to be refrigerated for at least an hour now.

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After taking it out of the fridge roll it very thinly on a lightly floured surface, you can cut it into squares or use a small cutter to make shapes, I chose some cute little fishies to try and entice The Minimen into eating them.

imageThey can then go on a baking tray to be cooked them at 180 degrees celsius (375F) for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Mine were cooked for around 15 minutes, if I make them again I would probably give them an extra couple of minutes as they don’t quite have the right amount of crunch.

Other than that I think they taste very similar to store bought cheese biscuits. The Rooster tried them and then turned his nose up, but I expected that. I got a better response from Duckman, who has eaten a bowl full of them.

Using the vintage cheddar gives them probably more of an adult flavour, a milder cheddar might be  a better option if faced with fussy eaters. Or you could keep the vintage and add some dried herbs to create a cracker that would be a perfect accompaniment to some wine and antipasto when you have a kid free moment.

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One Response to “Cheesy Fish Crackers”

  1. Beate ( Bay-Ott-Tay) April 18, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    That is cool. Pass it on to my daughter, since I only crochet these days- no cooking, no laundry, no cleaning. My husband does it all, because I am again in business for ourself. he did the same thing, when I opened a folk art studio. Love it. Thank you for posting, so hopefully they feed me.

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