For a delicious make-ahead appetizer recipe, try these crackers from TV chef Nikki Elkins.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place flours, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to combine. Add cheese and butter; pulse until blended. Add egg and cream; process until ingredients are moist and well combined but a dough will not form around the blade, 15 to 20 seconds.

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  • Place a piece of plastic wrap on work surface. Turn dough out onto plastic wrap; press together until it forms a cohesive dough. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces. Using the plastic wrap to assist you, form each piece of dough into two square 5 1/2-inch-by-1 1/2-inch logs. Rewrap each log separately, twisting ends to flatten. Transfer logs to freezer until chilled, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees with a rack set in center. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  • Using a sharp knife with a thin blade, slice dough crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick squares, turning log after each cut to help maintain shape. Transfer squares to prepared baking sheets. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each square with water and sprinkle with sea salt, if desired.

  • Transfer baking sheets to oven. Bake until crisp and golden around the edges, about 12 minutes. Transfer crackers to a wire rack to cool.

Reviews (2)

72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2011
What a tasty cracker! The only change I made was using seasoned ground pepper. The recipe is perfect and my crackers came out crisp and full of flavor. They are so good by themselves with a glass of white wine.
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2011
These crackers were very easy to make and tastes great , too. Easy to freeze and make them whenever you want.