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Homemade Thyme Cracker Recipe

12 Days of Edible Gifts: Thyme Crackers

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.

Thyme Crackers

Thyme Crackers

Homemade Thyme Cracker Recipe 2009-12-15 13:59:27

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  2. 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh thyme, plus small sprigs for garnish
  3. Coarse salt
  4. 1 teaspoon sugar
  5. 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  6. 1 cup heavy cream
  7. 1 large egg white, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pulse the flour, thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined.
  2. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. With machine running, add cream; process until dough forms.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, briefly knead dough. Divide into 4 pieces; shape into rectangles. Wrap each in plastic; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1 piece of dough into a very thin rectangle. Transfer to a baking sheet. Score the dough into 4-by-2-inch diamonds. Brush with egg white, and sprinkle with salt. Garnish each diamond with a thyme sprig. Repeat with remaining dough.
  5. Bake until golden brown and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Break diamonds into individual crackers.

Makes about 4 dozen.


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zeze zeze 7 years
Is fresh thyme an absolute must, i have dried. Also, what other dried herbs would work well in this do you think?
zeze zeze 7 years
Is fresh thyme an absolute must, i have dried.Also, what other dried herbs would work well in this do you think?
hollspd hollspd 7 years
Yum. I made these tonight. I'm sharing them with friends tomorrow - hope they like them as much as I do!!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Thanks lauren, I had a lot of fun with it this summer. I made a pesto-like sauce and spread it on chicken before baking - super simple and delish. Served with lemon wedges.To Yum, I like your style!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Thanks lauren, I had a lot of fun with it this summer. I made a pesto-like sauce and spread it on chicken before baking - super simple and delish. Served with lemon wedges. To Yum, I like your style!
Food Food 7 years
These were delicious! Party gave me some to take home and try with cheese, but guess what? They never made it to that step!
lauren lauren 7 years
Oh amber honey, I LOVE lemon thyme! I bet these crackers would be delicious with it!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I have some dried lemon thyme from my garden this year, I think I'll try it with that - another winner from the SugarGirls!
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