Monday, September 26, 2011

Munchkin Monday : Homemade Cheese Crackers & Giveaway Winner

First off, we have a winner to announce!

Congrats to Telsha Winger!

Here's a pic of what you've won {minus two prizes}!

-Now onto our regular scheduled post-

I love finding a good recipe.

I love spending time with my kids.

For the most part, my kids stay out of the kitchen. They know it's my domain, and it's very hard for me to just let them help {ie..make a mess} without interferring.

I bypassed these feelings though, and had my two older ones try out a recipe that looked easy, yummy & fun to make.

Here's where I got the recipe: Homemade Goldfish Crackers
Here's how I made ours:
First, Cheese. 8 ounces to be exact. If you don't have a kitchen scale, you should invest in one. They're not badly priced. Heck, I've even seen them at Ross. It nice to have it around, and works great when you want the right-sized burger. As you can see in the photo, I have a mixture of cheeses. I used cheddar, and then some italian blend cheese.
Second, Flour. I used Whole Wheat. I'm healthy like that.
Third, Butter.
Fourth, Salt.
Pulse all the ingredients until you get that coarse, crumbly texture.
-Course, Crumbly Texture-
For the final ingredient, Water. Turn the food processor on and add water. With the whole wheat flour, it took 4 tablespoons of water to have the dough come out like this:
Wrap up dough, and stick it in the fridge to chill down.
I prepared the dougn earlier in the day, and when all kids were done with school, I prepped the scene :
I took the dough out and let it sit for 10 minutes. I then split it into two, and rolled them out. The thinner you roll, the crispier the cracker.
My boys loved playing with the cookie cutters.
These were the smallest cutters that I had around the house.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. I was happy. They puffed up & baked really well.
I thought they kind of tasted liked biscuits, and I think that's because I didn't roll out the dough super thin. They taste good nonetheless, and my kids had fun making them :)

Mouthwatering Mondays


Liberty said...


Emily said...

What a fun idea. I was just thinking of trying homemade graham crackers the other day, but my daughter LOVES cheese so maybe I'll try these instead. Thanks!

Heidi said...

Cool! I am totally going to try these! Thanks :)