I’ve got a little something savoury and cheesy for you over here today.
Because I am a cheese fiend.
I love the stuff. Triple cream brie, lightly veined blue, creamy goat’s cheese and crumbly, sharp cheddar are my weaknesses.
I will very, very happily eat a wheel of blue or a fat wedge of d’affinois for dinner. With the obligatory crackers, of course (olives, quince paste and wine are always welcome, too).
And grilled cheese is my jam. Slathered in butter and cooked slowly in a frying pan, it has to have at least three different cheeses inside so it ooooozes when you cut it in half.
So when I see a cheese cracker recipe, I tend to jump on it.
I’ve made cheddar crackers on the blog before. These crumbly, cheddar and onion ones are my all time favourite. They melt in your mouth, and once you eat one, you can’t stop. And these cheese straws are delicious, too.
The recipe I’ve got for you today is a little less crumbly and more like a cheddar shortbread. I love that they’re coated in poppy seeds! They’re also super easy to make because you don’t have to roll out the dough and cut out shapes; you just slice a piece off the log of dough and bake.
Use a good quality, sharp cheddar for a flavour punch. And they go brilliantly with olives! Enjoy. X
- 175g plain flour
- 100g butter, cold and cubed
- 125g cheddar cheese, grated
- 3 tsp english mustard
- 1 tbsp cold water
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flour, butter, cheddar, mustard and water on a low speed until a smooth dough forms.
- Roll the dough into a 30cm long long.
- Spread the poppy seeds over a sheet of baking paper. Roll the log in the poppy seeds, wrap tightly in the baking paper, twist the ends to seal and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F) and line a few trays with baking paper.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 0.5cm slices and arrange on the prepared trays.
- Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. The darker the cracker, the crispier it will be.
- Serve with olives! Yum! Makes 40 crackers,
- Happy baking!
Adapted from Woolworths magazine.