Well here's an insanely simple way to make one of the greatest snacks known to man (yeah, I went there. What'cha gonna do?) in your own kitchen. Read on, fellow cheese-lover.
Step 1: Cheese Please!
- 1 cup flour
- 4 tablespoons of cold butter, cut into small pieces (not melted)
- 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (orange if you can)
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- cold water
- food processor
- parchment paper
- cookie sheet
- rolling pin
If you want to get creative here, go for it! The cayenne adds a bit of a kick, which is great. Maybe give parmesan garlic a whirl, or try your hand at their Tabasco hot & spicy variety.
Note: in these pictures I'm making a double batch. Don't worry when it looks like you have less crackers than me - you do.
Step 2: Chop
Now simply combine all your ingredients in your food processor (or in a bowl first, if your food processor's really small). Pulse until crumbly.
Step 3: Make Dough
Roll into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze for at least 30 mins.
Step 4: Roll
Take the hard dough out of the freezer and place between two sheets of parchment paper. Or wax paper. I didn't have either of these so used aluminium foil. Don't do this, if you can help it.
Grab your rolling pin, and flatten dough until it's about 1/8 of an inch.
Step 5: Cut Into Squares, and Bake
Transfer your thin sheets of dough onto the pan, and then cut into small squares with a knife, pizza cutter, pastry wheel, or whatever else you fancy.
Sprinkle with salt, and bake (at 350) for 20-25 mins, until the bottoms are golden brown.
Step 6: Serve and Snack!
If everything feels right, let them cool a bit and start munching! Enjoy!