Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I love the Fishes Cause they're so Delicious

One of my favorite websites to waste time on is a site called Life Hacker. Life Hacker is essentially a community where people tell you how to do things easier, better, or show you cool tricks.

One of Sallie and my favorite things to do together is eat Goldfish crackers. I think a lot of you can relate.

Recently on Life Hacker there was a link to someone's blog where they show you how to make your favorite snacks at home for cheaper and without the High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Sallie and I made the recipe for home made goldfish crackers and it was awesome. So here's the recipe. Its almost too easy to believe.

Some tips: Roll them thinner to get more of that crispy cracker feel. Also, try other cheeses besides cheddar. I'm guessing pepper-jack would do just fine.

Go check out the blog, its well worth it if you're into cooking.


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. white ground pepper (optional)
4 TBSP cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
8 ounces grated cheddar cheese
3-4 TBSP water

Pulse the flour, salt and pepper, then add butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add grated cheese a little at a time until the mixture again resembles coarse meal.

Pulse in 3 to 4 tablespoons of water, one tablespoon at a time, and only enough so that the dough forms a ball and rides the blade.

Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes or up to 24 hours.

Roll the dough out to 1/8th-inch thickness directly onto a baking sheet.
Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut 1 inch squares, then bake at 350° F for 15-20 minutes or until crackers are golden brown. If the outer edges your pan are done but the crackers in the center still need a few more minutes- remove crackers on the edges and bake the center crackers for a few more minutes.

Remove from oven and recut any squares that may be stuck together. Store in an airtight container for up to one week or freeze.