Crackers: you can buy ’em in a box anywhere, and yeah, some are pretty good. And the Lazy Cook would NEVER make crackers, but the Crazy Cook sure would and did! Tonight – in, like, 25 minutes, I had a batch of warm, crisp, buttery Parmesan crackers. How much fun is that?
I got home from a looong drive home from a business meeting three-plus hours away, and a glass of wine was sounding kinda good. But I was tired of the same ol’ shard of Parm and a few rice crackers, so I dove into this EASY recipe for homemade Parmesan crackers. All you do is buzz up a cup of flour, half a cup of shredded Parm (or Grana Padano), a little salt, a bit of butter and about 1/4 cup of cream or half-and-half in the ol’ Cuisinart, roll it out thin and plop it onto a Silpat thingie or parchment paper on a cookie sheet (see complete recipe on Make it Like Crazy Cook recipe tab, above) and plonk it into a 400F oven for about 15 minutes. And – voila! Rich, crispy, tender, tangy crackers that you can enjoy with a little glass of wine, while you unwind a little, open your mail, make your to-do list for tomorrow or just stare out at a gorgeous blue sky to end your day. And you can zip ’em up with anything: a sprinkle of salt, some toasted sesame seeds, — oooh – crushed rosemary would be awesome. Fennel seeds? Get out. So, yes, I went crackers for crackers. Lazy Cook’s box o’ crackers? Stand aside!