This great recipe for peppery cheese crackers is a fantastic appetizer for any dinner party.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats; set aside.

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  • Place bread flour, polenta, salt, baking soda, paprika, pepper, and cheese in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. With the machine running, add buttermilk. Continue processing until dough just forms a ball. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead for a few seconds. Wrap dough in plastic and let rest at room temperature for 15 minutes.

  • Cut dough into quarters. Using 1 piece at a time, roll out dough 1/16 inch thick on a lightly floured work surface. With a dry pastry brush, sweep off the excess flour. Keep remaining pieces covered with plastic wrap.

  • Using a 1 3/4-inch fluted round cookie cutter or a small fluted pastry wheel, cut out crackers and place on prepared baking sheet at least 1/2 inch apart. Roll out a second piece of dough 1/16 inch thick and repeat cutting process; place on second prepared baking sheet. Transfer baking sheets to oven and bake until crackers are golden brown and crisp, 15 to 18 minutes, rotating once halfway through baking. Transfer crackers immediately to a wire cooling rack; let cool completely. Repeat process with remaining dough.

Reviews (13)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
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04/04/2010
Perhaps you could try poking them with a fork before baking?
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01/01/2010
I tried these crackers twice over the Christmas holidays and they all puffed up and looked awful. Any tips?
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07/23/2009
Can you use plain, old cornmeal instead of instant polenta?
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04/29/2009
Your better off using edam cheese
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04/27/2009
This works great with the Arnco Ravioli Roller
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04/26/2009
I'd recommend a harder cheese than Cheddar to substitute, either freshly shredded Parmesan or Romano.
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04/26/2009
Polenta is made with cornmeal.
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04/26/2009
What is Mimoette cheese and what instead of it
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04/26/2009
Polenta is corn and so I am going to substitute instant grits and see what happens!
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04/26/2009
I think you can subsitute any kind of cheese. I, myself will be using Chedder
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04/26/2009
What is Mimoletta cheese? Can you substitute cheddar or something similar?
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04/26/2009
What is Mimoletta cheese? Can you substitute cheddar?
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04/26/2009
What is instant polenta and where do you buy it?