As you’ve probably realised I’m into all things freezeable and frozen at the moment.
This is one such recipe. It’s very easy – and quick – and tasty – and you can freeze the crackers and cook from frozen. Delicious warm cheese-y crackers in about 10 minutes from the freezer! What’s not to like?
To top it all – it cost 91p to make about ~35 of them (2½p each).
Start by putting these ingredients into your food processor:
- 75g plain flour
- 100g grated mature cheddar – you want a nice strong cheese for the flavour
- 50g very soft (salted) butter – I give it 30s in a bowl in the microwave
Process until it forms itself into a ball.
If you haven’t got a food processor, then you can do this by hand but make sure that the butter is melted. You may need to add a tablespoon of milk to help mix the ingredients together.
Lay them on a piece of baking paper on a tray – they don’t spread out much when they cook if they’re thin cut so you don’t need to leave much room between them. You can scatter them with chill flakes, or more cheese at this point.
OR – cook them straight away at 190°C for 5-10 minutes until they are just starting to brown around the edge. Cool on a wire rack.
Easy Cheese Crackers
- 75g plain flour
- 100g grated cheddar (grated as finely as you can if you’re making these by hand and not in a food processor)
- 50g butter, softened (melted if mixing by hand)
- 1 tablespoon of milk, if needed
- Put all the ingredients together in a food processor and mix until the mixture forms a ball
- Tip the dough out onto a board and roll into a sausage shape – don’t forget to flatten the ends. Wrap in baking paper or clingfilm and chill for about 30 minutes until firm.
- Using a very sharp knife, slice into thin rounds. Place on a piece of baking parchment on a baking tray and cook at 190°C for 5-10 minutes until just browning round the edges.
- If freezing, freeze the cut raw biscuits in a single layer before wrapping in a freezer bag. Cook straight from frozen at 190°C but add about 5 minutes to the cooking time