May 11

Make Your Own – Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Crackers

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Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Crackers
Over the past couple of weeks I've been on a quest, I'm trying to make as much from scratch as possible. I'd like to eventually get almost everything from scratch. I know it will be time consuming but worth it in the end.
We already grow a lot of my food and I'd like to get as many preservatives and chemicals out of my diet as possible. My girls love crackers so I wanted to see if I could make some myself. I've made homemade cinnamon chips before so I knew I could do this.
Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Crackers
Ingredients:

1 cup flour (I used standard flour this time but will try gluten free flour or other flours next time.)

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

5 tablespoons cold butter

1/4 cup half and half

Topping:

1 teaspoon dried rosemary (crushed)

–to crush rosemary, place in a small glass dish and use the back of a spoon to grind the spice into smaller pieces (similar to a mortar and pestle)

2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese (I used Kraft, green container)

1/2 teaspoon salt

*make two batches and add to the dough if desired.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400.
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Stir flour, baking soda, garlic powder and topping mix (if desired) together.  Using a pastry blender (or two knives) cut in cold butter until mixture is crumbly. (You'll get an added arm workout with the cold butter – multi tasking at it's best!)
Stir in half and half and a ball will form.
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On a floured surface, knead dough about a dozen times to incorporate evenly. Roll dough thinly, about 1/4″ thick or thinner if you are able.
Cut with a knife, cutter (I used the wilton double sided pastry cutter — not sure that's the exact name!) or cookie cutter. Place onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a greased baking sheet.
Using a fork, poke holes into crackers. Mine were about 2″ in size and I poked the fork three times, adding 12 holes. Sprinkle topping onto crackers and gently press into the dough with your fingers.
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Bake for 10 minutes and check crackers. Add another 2-5 minutes more depending on how thick you rolled your dough.
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You want them golden but not too brown.
Let cool and enjoy!
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What do you think? They came out pretty good! Tasty too. Erin made homemade goldfish a few years ago and they are next on my list to make.

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  1. These are beautiful homemade crackers and they look so delicious and fun to make. I bet they taste better than the crackers in the box. Thanks for sharing a really nice recipe.

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