May 2012

Parmesan Black Pepper and Sesame Seed Crackers

My SRC assignment this month was Oh Boy! Karen Cooks! by Karen, of course.  That would be silly if it were by Sandy or Roberta.  So yes, Karen is the cook.  And DOES she cook!  It seems there is no limit to what this talented lady can make – and make successfully.  I mean, hells bells, I can cook just about anything, too.  Doesn’t mean it always turns out exactly as I had hoped.  Especially in the baking department, more specifically if it involves yeast.   But Karen has ALL that mastered.  Everything on her blog said, “Try Me! Try Me”.  But when I saw THESE, I knew it was the one for me. Karen found this recipe by Mark Bittman.  They looked so good I just couldn’t pass them by.  There is always something that I want to make that I’ve never made before. And, well, I’m a cracker virgin. I love crackers!  There is something about the light, crunchy texture and the saltiness that is just my style.  Whether with a great cheese or soup, salad or spread, or whether they are a plain saltine or a big multigrain seeded disk, I love crackers! Did I mention that I love crackers? These crackers are crunchy, tender, flaky, and just melt in your mouth.  And soooo versatile you can make them anything you want with just a little imagination. Karen, my hat is off to you!  These will be a “go to” recipe for special occasions and every day munching!  I can’t wait to make more and figure out what other flavors I can make. 4.7 from 3 reviews Print Parmesan Black Pepper and Sesame Seed Crackers – Secret Recipe Club Author: Suzanne Collier Recipe type: Appetizer Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  12 mins Total time:  27 mins Serves: 4   This little cracker has BIG flavor. I’m quite sure it will be the talk of the table when you serve them! Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose Flour ½ tsp Sea Salt ½ cup finely grated fresh Parmesan Cheese 4 T unsalted butter ¼ cup cream or half-and-half 1 tsp fresh cracked Black Pepper 1 tsp Black Sesame Seeds Coarse salt for sprinkling Instructions Preheat oven to 400F degrees Put flour and sea salt in food processor. Add one tablespoon of butter at a time and pulse between adding each tablespoon until mixture appears “mealy”. Turn food processor to the “on” setting and […]