While researching how to make homemade crackers, I stumbled upon a TON of cynics. See below.
"What kind of loser would make crackers?"
"Someone who makes crackers at home doesn't value their own time and needs a social life."
To that, I kindly say up yours. So let's make some crackers.
Habanero Homemade Cheese-Its
8oz of Habanero Cheese, shredded
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 tbs. of chilled, diced butter
**Disclaimer: Cabot Hot Habanero cheese is MEGA spicy. Use any cheese of your liking.
Combine flour, butter, and cheese in a food processor. Slowly add chilled water until a firm, dough-like mixture is formed. Roll out between two sheets of wax paper until 1/8 inch thickness is achieved.
Freeze for 10 minutes. Use a pizza cutter to cut into squares. If you're feeling extra fancy, poke the center with a chop stick to get that original cheese-it look.
Bake at 425 for 8-12 minutes. Watch carefully because these quickly go from perfect to burnt. Sprinkle the finished product with smoked paprika - so de-lish!
These are the best crackers I've ever had, but have to admit that they are too spicy for the average person. Conor fed three to his grandma, and I thought she might have a stroke. Next time, I will be making these with smoked gouda!
Be productive; do good things!