Friday, December 16, 2011

Homemade Fish Crackers

This week we decided to give homemade fishy crackers a try.  These turned out to be very labor intensive but it was fun and the children seemed to enjoy the process. 
First up was grating the cheese.  We then made the dough (recipe to follow) and using a lightly floured surface and rolling pin rolled the dough into 1/8 inch thick pieces.  We used a tiny fish cookie cutter hand crafted by Amy.  (amazing!) Once in a while the cutter was dipped in flour to help the shape drop out. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, making sure they don't get too brown.

Fish Crackers
Yield: About 100 small crackers
6 ounces sharp cheddar, orange if you can find one you like
4 T. butter
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. white whole wheat flour
1/8 t. onion powder
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon table salt
Preheat oven to 350.  Combine all ingredients in a food processor, running until the dough forms a ball, up to 2 minutes.  Wrap dough in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 30 to 45 minutes which also makes it easier to transfer shapes.  Cut out the shapes.  Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until barely brown at the edges.  Remove and set on a rack to cool.

These could also be made with bigger shapes and would not take as long to make. 


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