My husband and I are true snackers. About once a month, we forgo a traditional meal, for a bag of chips or crackers and a candy bar. I know, not real nutritious, but comforting nonetheless.
Last night, we, as could be expected, really enjoyed surfing all of our new channels and finished off a box of Cheez-Its. My Hubbie looked so sad when he pulled the last cracker out of the box. As a true gentleman, he offered it to me, but I declined.
Instead, this afternoon I whipped up a batch of homemade hot and spicy cheese crackers to surprise him with when he got home from work. I wish you guys could have seen his face when he saw them. Glowing and then he tried them and remarked at how much cheesier the homemade version tasted. Enjoy!
Hot and Spicy Cheese Crackers
4 oz of sharp cheddar, grated
4 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
1 cup of flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
2 tablespoons of hot sauce
Pulse everything except the hot sauce together until it resembles a crumbly mixture.
Slowly add hot sauce until a ball of dough forms. Remove that ball of dough and divide it in half. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Roll the dough out on a lightly flour dusted surface. Use a knife or pizza cutter to slice into squares. Use the flat end of a toothpick or skewer to poke a hole in the center of each cracker.Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment and transfer the sliced cracker dough. They can be pretty close together because they don’t really expand. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until they are slightly golden.