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I am surprised at how easy it is to make your own Homemade Herb Crackers
It is also nice that you can customize them to your taste. You can use your favorite toppings for this.
Homemade Herb Crackers
We were driving through Wisconsin a while back and did what everyone who drives through Wisconsin does. That would meant that we stopped to get some Wisconsin cheese. Anyone who has ever driven on the interstate in the ‘Badger State’ will tell you that there are a lot of signs urging travelers to pull of the road to snag some cheese. Of course,we did pull off the road and that Wisconsin cheese is pretty good stuff.
There is a reason why some folks refer to the residents as ‘Cheeseheads’.
Of course ,that is for a good reason. Wisconsin makes a lot of cheese. Thus, Wisconsin is known as the largest producer of cheese in the US. The people in Wisconsin make over a quarter of the cheese made in this country. Thus, for you to pull off the highway to snag some fresh cheese is not an uncommon thing to do.
By the way, while we are on the topic of Wisconsin, you may be interested in this.
My recipe for Low Carb Soft Pretzels, which can also be made with carbs in it. Also, if you are interested in learning about the different kinds of flour alternatives, I can hook you up with that information as well. Many of these can be subbed in for the flour used in this recipe.
There are so many ways to enjoy that Wisconsin cheese as well.
I bought some mozzarella (#1 seller I hear) and cheddar cheese. Oh, and of course, some cheese curds. Cheese curds are good for snackers like myself. If you have never tried Wisconsin cheese curds, you can find them on Amazon. People eat curds as is or they fry them. Yes, people actually fry their curds of cheese. And also, those people like to eat a bit of those too.
Getting back to the crackers, which I will now equate with the cheese.
It seems like when you bring home fresh cheese that is basically, from the source itself, you want something better than a basic snack cracker to pair it with. That is why I decided to make the perfect cracker. I wanted to serve this ‘perfect cracker’ with sliced fresh mozzarella when friends were coming over for a cheese and wine gathering. People really like to eat their cheese with crackers while tasting wine.
The herbs that I topped my crackers with came from an all purpose seasoning.
A good all purpose seasoning can give you the perfect blend on seasonings with salt that you can use for a recipe such as this one. You can also use an all purpose seasoning that has no added salt (also, many varieties on Amazon).
I am seriously into the Weber seasoning that comes with garlic.
You can find this garlic seasoning on Amazon. I like that you can use this seasoning on a lot of food, including crackers.
The recipe for Homemade Herb Crackers
You will be amazed at how easy this is to make. However, all it takes in getting the right ingredients including the seasoning.
What you need to make this.
- Flour- 3 cups (see post for possible alternatives.)
- Sugar or alternative- 3 teaspoons.
- Kosher salt- 1 teaspoon (can use other kind of salt too.)
- Olive Oil- 4 tablespoons.
- Water- 1 cup.
- Seasonings- see post for options. The seasonings will be used as a topping thus, the amount will really be as desired.
- Parchment paper
How to make this.
- While you work, you can preheat your oven to 425. Also, you should have a rimmed baking sheet ready to use.
- In a mixing bowl, combine together your flour, sugar, and salt.
- Next, blend in your olive oil and half of the water to the mixing bowl. As your dough mixes, continue to add your remaining water a bit at a time as you do not want the dough to be too wet. I use a dough hook on my mixer.
- When the dough is ready (not sticking to the sides of the bowl), roll it out on a piece of parchment paper. You parchment paper should be big enough to transport you crackers to the baking sheet for baking. Therefore, you will want that paper to be slightly larger than the baking sheet. Make sure that your parchment paper is on a flat surface as you will be rolling out the dough on that paper.
- Roll the dough out to about 1/8-1/4 thickness on your parchment paper. If needed, sprinkle with a small amount of additional flour as needed.
- When the dough has been rolled out, cut out the crackers-to-be, taking care to separate the pieces well. To cut the crackers, you can use a large knife, cookie cutter, or even a pasta cutter to do this. Then sprinkle your seasonings on top.
- Lastly, bake your crackers for 15-18 minutes or until the crackers begin to brown.
- Serve your with cheese if desired as well.
Not sure what to dip your crackers into?
Check out my baked crab with beer dip. This is a perfect pairing!