Love Cheez-its, Goldfish, or Cheese Nip crackers? Then this homemade version of those cheesy crackers is just the recipe for you!
I had a good cup or two of untouched cheese puff crumbs from making my cheesy baked chicken tenders the other day and I figured that I needed to use the rest of it up somehow.
I would of made another batch of the chicken tenders but…unfortunately the cheese puff crumbs were stale by now and would no longer yield a crispy crunchy exterior if I used them. 🙁 So I had to think of something else.
After some digging, I found out that you could use cheese puff crumbs in place of shredded or powdered cheese to yield cheese flavor in pastries!
I was about to make cheese scones with the powder but all of a sudden lil’ bun said she was craving something crunchy so I ended up making these crackers instead. I’ve never made crackers before because they’re just not something I yearn for but upon making them this time, I think my savory pastry inkling is starting to set in and I can’t wait to make more savory treats!
2 cups cheese puff crumbs (cheese puffs blended in a food processor)
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons milk
- Combine the flour, cheese puff crumbs, margarine, pepper and salt in a large bowl.
Cut the margarine into the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Add in the milk and stir until a dough forms. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes until it firms up.
Roll the dough out until it’s 1/8″ thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut the dough into 1″ squares. Place the crackers on a lined or greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375F for 12 – 15 minutes, until lightly brown
recipe adapted from bhg