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If you are like me, you might have pinned many many many things on your "will try this one day", but this week I planned to try to make or do at lest ONE of my pins, and share it with you. So here we go.
My girls are addicted to "Goldfish" crackers, really, seriously addicted. One particular little girl will wake up in the middle of the night asking for them, silly goose. Being a mama that love giving in to the food love language of those precious princess, wanted to try a alternative to the store bought crackers.
There is nothing wrong with the store bought product, it's quick and easy, open the bag and serve it to the little one, but that was the problem for our family, it was too accessible. So my attempt to give them what they want, in moderation, made me look to pinterest for a easy recipe of the cheesy treat they love.
I first found this pin and someone recommended this one instead . She said that she really like it, after looking at it, I wasn't a bit fan of the idea of having all the spices in the cracker, and wanted to be careful with the salt content of it all.
Here is my version of the "Sharp Cheddar Cheese Crackers"
Start by having your butter room temperature. Do not try to microwave, it's not the same trust me, I know.
Here are what you will need
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted (room Temp) butter or 1/2 a stick
- 8 oz of cheese finely graded, I use mild cheddar in mine (that was what I had on hand)
- 1 cup of all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon of cold water
Lets begin with putting on a cute apron, isn't baking more fun with a apron on! Then turn on your oven at 375 degrees. Get all your ingredient and your strong arms ready and follow these simple steps.
Step one: cute the butter into small pieces, if you have kids they can do this part for you.
Step two: add the flour to the pieces of butter in a bowl and mix it all together, again the kids can help with that too. Look like you know what you are doing while they are doing all the work!
Step three: add the water to the mixture and the cheese use your hands to make a ball of dough (you may need a bit more water if too crumbly) You may want to dived the dough mixture (I put some on mine in the fridge and used two days later. It can also be frozen. Just remember to bring the dough out in room temperature before doing the next step)
Step four: Using a rolling pin, roll the dough very thin and start cutting the shape of your crackers (I use the smallest cookie cutter I owned)
Step five: on the cookie sheet place the crackers about 1 inch apart. Also go over each cracker with a fork and make some holes (this will help during the baking time for the crackers not to puff up too much)
Step six: bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Step seven: let them cool on a cooling rack (warn the kids that the cheese makes the crackers super hot and they have to wait before eating them, might insert a lesson on patience while you are at it)
Now after they are cooled, it's time to enjoyed those yummy crackers. They are a excellent with a nice warm bowl of soup. But what I like about making those the most is that because the girls were part of the making the crackers, doing some of the work, they have learn to appreciate the treat better. Remember all things are good, in moderation.
Now how about you, have you tried any pins this week? If you did, would you be so kind and share it with me. Leave a link in the comment with the pins you have tried.
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