Cheese & Crackers

hickeyja

Or should that be cheese IN crackers?! I came across these crackers today. I want to try them because I love sunflower seeds and cheddar cheese; and I thought they would be perfect for those on gluten free diets. http://www.foodinjars.com/2012/01/cheese-and-sunflower-seed-crackers/ Jan

badge posted by: hickeyja on January 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm in Baking, gluten-free
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reply by: mrscindy on January 14, 2012 at 5:58 pm
mrscindy

Jan, these look so good and, like you, I love sunflower seeds and cheddar. Great little snacking idea. I'm going to try to do these this week. Have to go BACK to the store for sunflower seeds. Phooey, why didn't you post this 3 hours ago? Huh?

~Cindy
p.s. Oh, honey, can you run to the store for me? I forgot one, little, tiny, thing........, maybe two things.....😃
~C

reply by: hickeyja on January 14, 2012 at 11:28 pm
hickeyja

I know! I know! I have to make a trip to the store before I can make them too. I have the sunflower seeds. I am out of cheddar! Jan

reply by: Mike Nolan on January 18, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Mike Nolan

Cindy, whenever we get home from a shopping trip, one or the other of us usually says: "Start the egg timer."

It is usually no more than 3 minutes before one of us says, "We should have bought xxxx".

Yesterday I went to TWO grocery stores at lunch time, and as soon as I got home I went, "I should have bought panko!"

reply by: mrscindy on January 19, 2012 at 11:46 am
mrscindy

Why IS that? I have a list. I buy everything on the list. Why do I get home and have one of those forehead slapping moments? Sheesh!!!

~Cindy

reply by: mrscindy on January 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm
mrscindy

Jan, have you made these crackers, yet? I have everything I need. I think, if I have time tomorrow, I'm going to try to make these! If you did them, how did they turn out? Any problems?

~Cindy

reply by: hickeyja on January 29, 2012 at 11:24 pm
hickeyja

No, I haven't had time to bake anything lately. Last thing I made was a loaf of onion rye; that was 3 weeks ago! It is year-end at work and I am up to my ears in account reconciliations and budgets for the new year. This week I have to take a break from all that to set up all the new standard entries for the new year before the end of January books have to be done.

Please let me know how they turn out if you try them. I really wanted to get to them, but there are not enough hours in the day right now. We actually bought bread the last couple of week! Ugh! Jan

reply by: mrscindy on January 30, 2012 at 11:09 am
mrscindy

I'll let you know how they turn out. I'm going to the clinic today to do W-2's and EOY so I thought I would take them a little treat. Hope they turn out as good as they sound.

~Cindy

EDIT: Made these this morning. They smelled wonderful in the FP and in the oven. Went together very easily. Used extra sharp cheddar that I grated on the small holes with the FP. Did not add salt, instead sprinkled kosher salt over top before baking. Rolled them out between two sheets of parchment with no problem.

Somewhat disappointing when they came out of the oven. Tasted slightly burnt even though I took them out early and they were not burned. You have to cut these FAST!! I used a pizza cutter and still had several that crumbled.

All in all, not a bad recipe. Maybe just my taste buds this morning. I'll see what the techs at the clinic have to say before passing judgment.
~C

reply by: mrscindy on January 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm
mrscindy

The techs at the clinic liked the crackers. The crackers were not as crisp as were expected, but they liked the flavor and all of them guessed, correctly, they were sunflower seeds. Didn't guess the cheese, though.

I had another one or two and decided they grow on you. The first one was not what I expected, so I was disappointed, but after a few minutes I found myself reaching for another one. I might like to try these with Swiss cheese or provolone, maybe even Parmesan. Have to think about the nuts. Maybe pine nuts, almonds, walnuts........ Not sure about the pairings. What does the group think?

~Cindy

reply by: hickeyja on January 30, 2012 at 11:30 pm
hickeyja

Enough pine nuts to make crackers would be kind of pricey. I think almond flour with swiss might be nice. Think I will try the original recipe first....one of these days. Jan

reply by: mrscindy on January 31, 2012 at 8:10 am
mrscindy

I have a 1 lb bag of pine nuts in the freezer. I was thinking pine nuts and parm with a sprinkling of dried basil. Sort of a pesto cracker, but not a lot of basil. Might have to try it. Need to use those pine nuts.

Yes, Jan, try these crackers and tell me what you think.

~Cindy