Make your own crackers at home? Think you can’t?? We’ll show you how. How’s that for Southern Charm?
We’ve been teaching our subscribers and cooking students about homemade crackers for awhile, but in case you’ve never stumbled upon our recipe (or better yet, are new to Vie), then this one’s for you!
We’re playing off of our base cracker recipe to deliver one that is simple with a twist: a touch of smoked paprika added to the cracker dough will help to offer a playful pairing with our recipe for homemade Pimento Cheese.
Follow the recipe below and make these in no time for your next dinner party, potluck or Wine & Cheese Night!
Yield 2 cups
Yes, Pimento Cheese may not be for everyone, but at Vie we are in the south after all, so why not play around with the basic recipe and come up with something a bit different that even the most tepid Pimento Cheese lover might like?
1 bag grated sharp cheddar cheese
3 roasted red and yellow bell peppers, diced
3 Tbsp mayo
1 tsp onion & herb salt (we love the Trader Joe's blend!)
- Combine all ingredients with a spatula. Serve as is OR remove half to the bowl or a food processor and pulse until smooth, then re-combine with the other half and serve now or chill.*
*Chilling the Pimento Cheese mixture will make it harder and more like a cheese ball consistency.
Smoked Paprika Crackers
Yield 2 dozen
You can make your own delicious & healthy crackers and we will teach you how! We used smoked paprika in these to offer a mellow pairing for the piquant Pimento Cheese.
1 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp chile lime seasoning (use Trader Joe's seasoning mix)
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
2 tsp sriracha honey
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- Combine all wet ingredients together in a bowl.
- Add flour and stir gently until combined, adding more flour as needed to create a stiff and shaggy dough.
- Remove dough to a Silpat or piece of parchment and knead into a ball, gathering up any loose pieces.
- Flatten into a disc and divide into three equal parts.
- Roll out each section to 1/32 inch thickness(in other words, very thin).
- Using a pizza cutter or pastry cutter, cut dough into equal strips lengthwise, then across widthwise to create your cracker squares. *Resist the urge to separate them! As long as they are cut all the way through, they will shrink and separate during baking.
- Add to the top third rack of preheated oven and bake until crisp.