Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rosemary-Parmesan Icebox Crackers


I've been on the hunt for some recipes to add to my Thanksgiving table.  At this house eating is an all-day event; kicked off with snacks when my guests arrive.  You'd think my family never eats, the first thing out of their mouths when they arrive is, "I'm starving"!  Hopefully this tasty little cracker will hold them off for a few.

Ingredients:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp. fresh chopped rosemary
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1/4 cup heavy cream

From the Williams-Sonoma website.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, salt, pepper and rosemary and pulse twice to mix.  Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 pulses.  Add the cheese and pulse twice to combine.  With the motor running, pour in the cream and continue processing until the dough forms a single mass.

Transfer the dough to a work surface and roll into a log about 2 inches in diameter.  Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 2 days.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the dough into 1/8" slices and place on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake 20-25 minutes until light golden brown.

Transfer crackers to a wire rack to cool.

These really are easy to make and the flavors are wonderful, rosemary is one of my favorite herbs and I love how the black pepper hits you in the back of the throat, next time I may add a teaspoon more pepper.  Only con, I couldn't keep my hands off my subjects and wasn't sure if I'd have enough left to photo.


Enjoy,

Gina

23 comments:

  1. Gina, I've had your baked good before. They're the best. I love love love crackers and these sound perfect. thanks for the recipe. I want to make these today.

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  2. These look GOOD! I wonder if I could whip up a batch of these this weekend and freeze until T-giving?

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  3. lovely recipe ,looks so gooood!

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  4. Gina, these cookies look scrumptious! I love the herbal and cheesy flavours....in case you didn't know...:-)))

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  5. Gina, these look so pretty photographed in the cup, I like the idea of serving these lovely crackers to the hungry guest, not too much, just a little something:)

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  6. These look delicious! I would love to make my own crackers for dips and what not, love the pic too!

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  7. These are perfect crakers! Your photos are lovely too, very creative to put them in a tea cup. I like the recipe very much. Great find and thanks for sharing it.

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  8. These crackers look fantastic and like the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving menu :)

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  9. Wendy, I think the dough would freeze really well and you could bake them the night before and they would be really good.

    I'm going to have to make more, this batch will never make it to Thanksgiving!

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  10. The crackers look so delicate and crispy at the same time. Lovey recipe, Gina.

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  11. I think my kids would love these as a snack. I would have to sneak a few:) great recipe Gina:)

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  12. Another foodie posted home baked crackers awhile ago. They were fun to make, and I loved the fresh flavor you don't get with boxed crackers. Even better, no preservatives or ingredients I can't pronounce! Can't wait to try these.

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  13. Bravo! My parents and siblings don't really care for sweet snacks (unless it's chocolate), so this is a great alternative. We'll have hummus and other Armenian dishes, but now that there are a few Americans sprinkled in among us, we need to branch out. These look perfect.

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  14. What a great way to start off a day of feasting! These look delicious and I bet they smell great! Is there anything better than rosemary? I am going to have to make these soon. Thank you for sharing. I hope that you are having a great Wednesday.

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  15. I just ole to have refrigerator cookies on hand; so happy to find a savoury one; keeping this recipe.Thanks

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  16. Those are gorgeous crackers, Gina. I'd happily fill up on those while waiting for the main event. I'd probably make myself too full, and complain a lot afterwards!

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  17. Gina, these look great! I think I will add them to my table as well. We have guests for a few days before Thanksgiving, so I'm looking for things to fill in for 4 days!!! My parents and inlaws will be joining us almost every day as well... it will be a week of eating!

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  18. Gina-These crackers look so beautiful...they look like they belong in a William-Sonoma magazine!...Yummm!

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  19. Oooh my mom makes something like this during the holidays.. and if they're William-Sonoma you know that have to be good! I had a hard time decided to comment between this and those eclairs.. my oh my they look heavenly!

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  20. Oh love it! Rosemary/Paramsean crackers, perfect with any cheese and even something sweet. So where's my invite mama?! hehe

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  21. Those sound easy and delicious. I love your presentation in the teacup. So pretty.

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  22. Beautiful photo with those gorgeous babies in that cup...They look delicious :)

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