Savory Blue Cheese Crackers

Savory Blue Cheese Crackers

A cross between a biscuit and a cracker, these flaky and puffy little blue cheese nibbles go well with cheese, soups or just on their own. Baking the blue cheese helps to cut the sharp and salty flavor, while at the same time adding a unique burst to the palate in these otherwise simple crackers. Any sharp cheese can be substituted, such as extra old Cheddar or perhaps aged Gouda. I might add that baking is a good way to warm up on a chilly winter day.


Savory Blue Cheese CrackersSavory Blue Cheese Crackers
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Adapted from How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking
Published on January 9, 2011

Simple, light crackers with a delightful puffy flakiness and a burst of blue cheese flavor — great for serving with soups

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Ingredients:
  • 6 oz (170 g) blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 beaten egg, for glazing
Instructions:
  • Preheat an oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a large bowl, combine the cheese, butter and egg with a pastry cutter or a knife and fork. Gradually add the flour and cornmeal to form a soft dough

  • Shape the dough into a flat round and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Roll the dough out on a floured board or on a piece of lightly floured waxed paper to a thickness of 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Cut into rounds or squares and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with the beaten egg.

  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until they begin to brown on the edges and puff up a bit in the middle. Cool on a wire rack and serve.

Makes about 20 crackers
Savory Blue Cheese Crackers

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Rice Crackers
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Spicy Parmesan Crackers

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8 comments:

Happy Cook said...

Wowo home made cheese crackers wll this has to be super yumm

bellini valli said...

No topping even required for these lovelies Lisa.

Johanna GGG said...

Mmmm delicious - I need more cheesy home baked crackers in my life - almost got baking last night but my computer just zapped my energy! (gotta blame something) will bookmark these for soon

Satya said...

looks so crispy and tempting

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Priti said...

Very interesting and looks yum

The Food Hunter said...

what a great idea...I never thought to make my own crackers.

Ivy said...

These sound delicious. I've made something similar using Greek cheeses but blue cheese would definitely give them a different taste.

Sweet and Savory said...

Crackers with cheese is the perfect snack.