The Holiday season is the perfect occasion to share with you my favorite party food. Sharing is caring, right! OK, this is the corniest saying (I’m laughing just typing this) but hey this is what the Holiday is about, you do share because you do care.
The first in this series is a Parmesan Cracker. I came across this recipe in a Hospital publication while I was pregnant. Not usually where I think I’d get my inspiration but well it is good and people love it so who cares where the recipe is from.
Preheat oven 350 degrees , Ingredients:
1 stick of unsalted soft butter
1 cup of grated Parmesan (if on a budget, consider getting the one at Costco if close to you)
1 ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
1Tablespoon of fresh thyme (or dry if you can’t find)
½ ts of salt
½ ts of pepper
Cream the butter first by itself and then add the parmesan, thyme, salt, pepper. Finally add the flour. If the texture is too crumbly, add very little cold water until you obtain a nice soft dough consistency.
Press the dough into a ball then press on a flat floured surface with a heavy roller. The dough should about a quarter of an inch thick.
Take a shot glass and use the rim to shape the crackers. My trick: dip the rim into flour so that it does not stick to the dough.
Line a sheet pan with parchment paper to put the crackers on. Bake for about 20 minutes. Depending on your oven it may cook faster or slower so do check them after 15 minutes. This is really the best advice instead of imposing a time. Just check your food in your oven often.
Serve at room temperature.