Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Worthwhile Challenge #42 - homemade goldfish crackers

I saw this recipe for Homemade Goldfish Crackers over on Tasty Kitchen -- Pioneer Woman's food/recipe website. Thought they'd be a lot of fun to make with Hannah one day. I decided that today, since the cold front finally came thru and it was windy and chilly, would be a great day to give it a try. Easy peasy.

All you need is:
a food processor. new or old seems to work. this one is one we stole / got from Matt's parents, and I'm pretty sure it is at least as old as I am. It's pretty worse for the wear, but for the like three times a year I use a food processor, it gets the job done!

Five ingredients: 8 ounces shredded cheese, four tablespoons cold butter cut into cubes, 1 cup of flour, 3/4 tsp salt, and 2 tablespoons (give or take) of cold water.

A super cute little helper is also nice!

Pulse everything in the food processor until fine crumbs. Slowly pulse in water, a tablespoon at a time, until it comes together like pie crust dough. Form into ball, and chill in the fridge for a bit.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out. The first batch I don't think I rolled out thin enough. I had fat fish. (well, actually, fat hearts, circles, and pac mans). Cut out lots and lots of little cracker wannabes. Put them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment (or waxed paper) and bake about 11 minutes at 350. Let cool.

Joila'! Now, keep in mind that these are NOT super duper crispy like the goldfish we get from Pepperidge farms. Crispy on the outside with a little chewy on the inside! But Hannah LOVED them. She loved making them, thought they were so good, and said "Daddy is going to LOVE these!"

Fun little thing to do on a dreary day, as most people usually have those 5 ingredients floating around the house. If you make these and use margarine instead of butter, let me know how they turn out!!

Coming soon..... a giveaway! I'm excited!


Megan said...

Awwww! I can just picture your little Hannah being so excited about her crackers. She's such a cutie!

cookies and cups said...

i would love to try making those!!

Aunt Debbie from Creston said...

You MADE goldfish crackers??? You never stop amazing me - AND - making me feel like a total slug!! Pretty soon you'll be doin' those cute Santa hats again...