Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers – Secret Recipe club

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

It’s Secret Recipe Club time, something that I look forward to every month.  Unfortunately this will be my last month.  As much as I enjoy being assigned another blog in secret and then revealing what recipe I made, I have been struggling with getting my posts done, or even posting on time.  My schedule has filled to the point that just doesn’t allow me to blog and post as frequently as I’d like too!

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

For my last SRC hoorah I’ve been assigned Dessert before Dinner.  Stephanie (who happens to share the same name as my sister) blogs about a variety of recipes, she’s from Northern Virginia (I used to live in VA many moons ago…), is married and has a sometimes “asshole” cat.  That comment put a smile on my face and I knew if we ever met, we’d probably get along.

With this being cabin season, I’m always looking for some portable food, so these Cheddar Rosemary Walnut Crackers caught my eye.  They would be perfect for snacking on during the 3 hour drive up to the cabin.  Plus I’m growing some luscious looking rosemary that told me it’s just dying to be a cracker.

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

These were so easy to make, the hardest part was waiting an hour before I could bake them! I did jazz them up a bit by subbing the regular salt with truffle salt and swapping out the walnuts for toasted pine nuts, and I used sharp cheddar.  I also found that it was much easier to mix and knead by hand than with a spoon.

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

I took Stephanie’s words of wisdom and cut them super thin, about an 1/8″, it really makes a difference between a crispy cracker and one that is more biscuit like.  I did attempt to use a mandolin slicer and it worked for  awhile, but gripping the dough with my hand started to heat it up and melt it, so back to a knife I went.

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

I do recommend if your house is warm, keeping the dough in the refrigerator between batches.

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

These are soooo easy, it would be handy to keep a batch of dough in the freezer ready to thaw and bake. I got about 100 crackers from just the one batch!

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers©RhondaAdkinsPhotography2015

 

Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers – Secret Recipe club
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 2 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  3. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 3/4 teaspoon truffle salt or 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  6. 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  7. Fresh ground black pepper (I was fairly generous with it)
Instructions
  1. Mix together all ingredients in a medium bowl until uniform. I found this easiest to do by hand, it'll take 2 to 3 minutes to incorporate all the ingredient into a dough.
  2. Form a log with the dough and wrap with plastic wrap. Twist the ends of the wrap by holding the dough log in the air and flipping it around, this will help make an even and smoother log.
  3. Freeze dough for one hour or refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  5. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Thinly slice dough (1/8" seems to work best), place on parchment lined cookie sheet just far enough that they aren't touching. Bake 10 to 14 minutes, rotating half way through.
  6. Let cool completely, store in an airtight container or freeze.
Adapted from dessert-before-dinner.blogspot.com
Adapted from dessert-before-dinner.blogspot.com
The Kitchen Witch http://www.thekitchenwitchblog.com/

Even though I won’t be a part of SRC, I’ll still be lurking around.

Thanks Debbi for putting up with me, you’ve been a fabulous Group C leader, and so patient!

Please take the time to check out all the other fabulous recipes from Group C.


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11 Responses to Truffle Rosemary Cheddar Crackers – Secret Recipe club

  1. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} July 20, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    Those crackers look DIVINE! It was great having your blog this month. Like you, this is my last month with SRC – it has been fun, but life is just getting too busy. I will continue to check out your blog going forward. Best of luck with all of your adventures!!!

    • Giggles July 20, 2015 at 9:49 am #

      Lisa, last month for you too? Darn that life getting in the way of fun! I’ll still see you around the blogosphere though.

  2. Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair July 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    These look really good and simple to make. Crackers have been on my list to make and your posts makes me want to make them asap! Sorry to see you’re leaving the SRC!

    • Giggles July 21, 2015 at 7:34 am #

      Heather, I hate leaving SRC but something has to give. You’ll enjoy these crackers if you ever get around to making them…I’ve already had requests to make more!

  3. Debra July 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    These look delectable! I love the additions you made, especially the rosemary. Hope the cabin visit was relaxing and refreshing!

    • Giggles July 21, 2015 at 7:36 am #

      Even though we work at the cabin, it’s still refreshing to get away…no TV, no phones, no internet. We just uplug as often as we can.

  4. Jenna July 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    I have made rosemary sables with Parmesan and they are incredible, I can’t wait to try this version! Yours look so thin and lovely~super fabulous photos!

    • Giggles July 21, 2015 at 7:37 am #

      Jenna, making sables has been on my list for so long…one of these day I’m gonna get a round to it!

  5. Janice July 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm #

    Rhonda these look and sound fabulous. Your photos, btw, are exquisite.

    • Giggles July 22, 2015 at 9:17 am #

      Thanks Janice, they really were lovely. I used Tillamook sharp cheddar, I think it really helped with the flavor. I need to pop on over to your blog and see what you’ve been up to!

  6. Stephanie July 24, 2015 at 9:50 am #

    Thanks so much for the very kind writeup. So glad you enjoyed these and I love your additions of rosemary and pine nuts. The next time I make these, I’ll have to try it your way!