Easy Midweek Cheddar Crackers
Bet you never thought about making your own crackers. But when you look at the long, undecipherable list of ingredients on some packages of store-bought crackers, you might think again.
We’ve come up with an easy version you can make—even on a weeknight—that your family will love to snack on. They have just five ingredients and are packed with Kretschmer wheat germ, olive oil (a monounsaturated fat) and just a bit of cheese.
Kretschmer Cheddar Crackers
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup Kretschmer Original Toasted Wheat Germ
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1/8 teaspoon for sprinkling on top of crackers
1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1/2 teaspoon for brushing on top
1/4 cup cold water
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- In medium bowl, mix together flour, wheat germ, 1/2 teaspoon salt and cheese. Stir in 3 tablespoons olive oil and water. Form dough into ball.
- Roll dough on parchment paper into a 12 x 14-inch rectangle—crackers should be very thin. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, score the crackers into 2 x 2-inch squares or desired shapes. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Place parchment with rolled out dough on large cookie sheet and bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown but not burned, turning the pan halfway through baking. (Note: If some of your crackers are thinner than others, remove them earlier from the baking sheet, placing them on cooling rack, and continue baking the rest until they are lightly browned.)
- Cool all crackers completely. Store leftovers in sealed container or bag.
Makes about 42 2 x 2-inch crackers