Valentine’s Day Crackers

 

valentine-s-day-crackersDo you need a special touch for your Valentine’s Day dinner?

These very versatile crackers, can be used as decoration for your tables, can make a great addition to soups, as base for appetizers and are great if served with a red spread or tempting salsa!

The great thing is this recipe is that you don’t need a lot of ingredients, and you can adjust it to taste!

Suggestions: add other spices/herbs/garlic powder or other additions to the dough, top with seeds, brush with oil.

Valentine’s Day Crackers

  • Difficulty: easy
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You need (for about a dozen of 3 cm wide pieces):valentine-s-day-crackers

  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon mild paprika
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • Water (about 2 tablespoons)

Procedure

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowls and stir to combine with a fork or even simply with a spoon.
  2. Add water spoon by spoon until the dough comes together but it is not to wet. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Knead shortly with your hands and transfer it to a floured surface.
  4. Roll out the dough to 2 mm thick and cut out the hearts and place them on a baking sheet (I use foil). Assemble the rest of the dough and repeat until dough is finished.
  5. Preheat the oven to 220°C / 425°F.
  6. Pinch the crackers with a fork and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  7. Bake at 220°C / 425°F for about 15-20 minutes until the borders begin to turn golden brown.
  8. Transfer immediately on a wire rack to dry and cool down.
  9. If they are not dry enough place them shortly in the still lukewarm oven.

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Cheese Crackers

cheese crackers

Summer mezes fits perfect with these easy crackers. As topping I used sesame seeds, red chili flakes and fresh rosemary, but there is no reason not to try different ones; for example, sea salt, more cheese caraway, oregano, and … whatever you like!

You need

  • 200 g flour (1 1/2 cup)
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt (or more if necessary), I used Greek yogurt
  • 100 g cheddar cheese, finely grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Chili, to taste (or hot paprika)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedure

  1. I really simply combined all the ingredients and used the food processor until the dough came together. Add little more tablespoon yogurt if necessary.
  2. Take the dough (I made it in two portions) and roll it until you get a long snake about 3 cm thick.
  3. Make 3 millimeter thick slices and place them on the baking tray prepared with baking paper (this quantity makes two trays) , let 2 cm space between each piece (total about 50 pieces).
  4. Add toppings and press them in the dough with the back of tablespoon. This will make the pieces bigger and thinner (about 2 mm thick).
  5. Bake at 220°C / 425°F for about 15-20 minutes until they turn golden brown.
  6. Tranfer immediately on a wire rack to dry and cool down.
  7. If they are not dry enough place them shortly in the still lukewarm oven.