Parmesan Crackers


I’m hosting book club tonight and spent the morning making a variety of nibbles – including these delicious parmesan crackers. They are shortbread like with butter, parmesan and cayenne dissolving in a creamy umami bite. They’re really delicious with a glass of red wine…

Parmesan Crackers
Yields 48
  1. One-inch (2.5 cm) round cutter
  2. ¾ cup (175 mL) all-purpose flour
  3. 2 oz (60 g) butter (1/2 stick)
  4. 1 cup (250 mL) finely grated Parmesan
  5. 2 egg yolks, beaten
  6. ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  7. ½ tsp ( 2 mL) cayenne pepper 2 mL
  1. Preheat oven to 325° F (160°C)
  2. 1. In a bowl, combine flour and butter. Using two knives, a fork or your fingers, rub butter into flour until it is the size of small peas. Add Parmesan, egg yolks, salt and cayenne, stirring just until combined. Add enough water to hold the dough together (about 1 tbsp/15 mL).
  3. 2. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough to the thickness of 3/8 inch (9 mm). Cut into 1-inch diameter rounds. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Warm before serving.
  4. Makes about 48 crackers
Judith Finlayson


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