Today's guest blogger is Sarah, from Delish in a Dish. We met through the Real Women of Philadelphia Canada contest. She is awesomely creative and I am excited to share her post with you today!
My name is Sarah, I live in Victoria, BC, I write the blog Delish in a Dish and I am a goldfish-a-holic.
At my house goldfish crackers are eaten everyday and when the bag is empty there are sad faces all around. I don't know what it is about those little addictive crunchy snacks, but it's really hard to stop eating them.
When the last bag of my go-to snack food was licked clean, I had an amazing idea - why not make a batch of them myself? Yes, it was take longer than ripping a new bag open and yes, a new bag costs under $3.00, but wouldn't it be great to only want one or two amazing crackers instead of most of a bag of the basic store bought kind? Obviously I thought it would.
I wasn't able to find a fish shaped cookie cutter for my challenge, but I did find a seahorse cookie cutter and I love how they turned out. They're pretty and delicious, they kept their shape while baking, and they're long enough to resemble breadsticks so they'll be perfect for dipping in a tomato soup.
Ready to make a batch yourself?
Homemade Goldfish Crackers - makes about 40-50 small crackers or about 20-30 larger crackers
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking power
2 cups grated sharp cheese (I used 1/2 cup Parmesan and 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar)
6 tablespoons plain yogurt
1/2 cup butter
Salt, for sprinkling
1. Combine cheeses, yogurt, and butter in a food processor. Pulse until just combined.
2. Add flour and baking powder and pulse a little more to incorporate all the flour.
3. Empty dough from the food processor and form into two or three balls. Flatten balls into discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper.
5. Roll dough about 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes. Place shapes on the parchment lined cookie sheets and sprinkle with salt.
6. Bake for about 10 minutes and cool.
If you don't have a food processor you could use a pastry cutter or a butter knife. It will take a little longer to incorporate the dough but it will taste just as delicious.