Parmesan Olive Oil Crackers

Want to impress your friends and family with your baking skills this holiday season?  Make homemade crackers to serve with appetizers or drinks!

Parmesan Olive Oil Crackers ~ Pearls + Girls

I think some of the most impressive dishes can be the most simple.  Anyone can go to the store and pick up a box of crackers, but what better time than the holidays to pull out the big guns and impress with some delicious homemade crackers?!?!  The reason I love baking from scratch is because I get to control the quality and quantity of the ingredients.  Topping these crackers with copious amounts of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese bakes in the amazing nutty, salty flavor.  You just can’t get this kind of flavor from a store bought cracker!  Enjoy! 🙂

Parmesan Olive Oil Crackers

Yield: about 2 dozen crackers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 TBSP olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add the water and olive oil.
  3. Using a spatula bring the dough together, then use your hands to form it into a log.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Unwrap dough and place on a floured surface.
  7. Cut dough into 1/2 inch pieces.
  8. Roll each piece as thin as possible.
  9. Place on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake until golden brown, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for one minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.
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