These arethe kind of crackers that you want to have in a tin and just grab distractedly duringthe day. You might just do it all the time which is always a problemconsidering they’re basically a cheese short crust, full of butter. But then,the simple flavors are usually the best.
Today’srecipe for our French Fridays with Dorie group are these little, crunchy,cheesy crackers. I think they deserve a star, so I literally gave them one. No,really, aren’t they as cute as a star? Christmas silliness. Sorry.
I got theidea from Mardi after she shared them on twitter and they really look muchnicer as stars than simple rounds. I think that’s been the extent of mychristmas spirit so far, the horror I know, and there’s not much time left tillMonday, so I better start getting a little bit more sparkly. Though come tothink of it I posted four different festive cookies in a row, and a peanut butter fudge. Foodwise, I feel I fullfilled my holiday duties.
But on tothe cracker task at hand, these are as easy as blitzing (such a Nigella word)butter, grated cheese (I used parmesan and fontina), flour, salt and pepper.Out comes a dough that is chilled for a while, then rolled, cut and baked.That’s all.
Unless you burn the first batch because you go answer the phone, and even though they look fine, they are somewhat bitter, so you have to repeat the process.
Then youcan eat crunchy, buttery crackers, with that sharpness a good hard cheese has, and go onwith your day. These would make the best partner with mate, a traditional bitter beverage that is drank like crazy inthis part of the world (Argentina and Uruguay particularly).
I have afeeling this dough would make awesome hand pies also. Need to try that one.Maybe with a spicy chicken filling. We’ll see.
For now Ibetter get moving and come up with something to take over to my father’s houseon Monday. We celebrate the night of the 24th, Nochebuena (OldNight). That’s our main celebration, with a lot of food and presents that getopened at 12pm. The next day, a holiday of course, is more of an optionalthing. Maybe leftover lunch or go see another group that you didn’t see thenight before, very handy for those married that need to be with their familyand their in-laws. One day each.
To thefabulous group that is this one, my feelings are of peace and happiness and alot of health and wishes that come true. You have made my life so full ofunexpected friendships and laughter, and I cherish every single day Ishare with you in this virtual world.
You can find the recipe for these crackers here.