When YumSugar suggested I make crackers as an edible gift, I immediately envisioned a cheesy cracker that would pair nicely with a bottle of bubbly. However, I realized that if I made a light, crisp herb-infused cracker instead, then I could gift it with a beautiful chunk of cheese. Who doesn't want homemade crackers and artisanal cheese?!
Although the thought of cracker dough can be a little intimidating, this recipe is surprisingly simple and straightforward. After chilling in the fridge for a couple of hours, the dough was no trouble to roll out. The more rustic the better — these crackers should look homemade. Package in a cellophane bag and give with a nice circle of brie or my favorite cheese, Cowgirl Creamery's Mt. Tam. Get the recipe now.
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface Makes about 4 dozen.
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh thyme, plus small sprigs for garnish
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup heavy cream
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
Makes about 4 dozen.