Savoury Butter Crackers

Savoury Butter Crackers
Recipe by Laura Calder

I have to warn you, these crackers will melt in your mouth and disappear quickly. I made these for my latest 7 Deadly Sins Dinner and they were to be served with the cheese course (fifth course) greedy guests devoured them before we were done with the aperitifs! I can't blame them, these are little bites of perfection.

I didn't change the recipe at all but I did play with the toppings; herbes de Provence, Parmesean cheese and cracked black pepper. Each of were finished with a sprinkle of fleur de sel. Enjoy!

Make about 30 crackers

2/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 egg
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Toppings (use whatever combination you like)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
Fleur de Sel
cracked black pepper


1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Put the butter, sugar, salt, water and egg in a bowl and mix well.

3. Add the flour and mix quickly only until it holds together Do not overwork.

4. Roll the dough out 1/16 of an inch thick. Trim edges and cut into squares.

5. Sprinkle over the topping(s) and some fleur de sel on each.

6. Transfer to a baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until puffed, crisp, and golden.


Shelley Kubitz Mahannah said...

Beauty. :) I need to make these.

Priya Suresh said...

Very addictive and beautiful crackers..

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

They sound very sinful Paula. I'm afraid I would suffer from Glutony since I couldn't have just one.

Anonymous said...

I just made these. They are exquisite and easy to make. The best recepie of crackers I've seen on the net. Ema (Romania)

Anonymous said...

I have tried making these too. Very crumbly and VERY buttery. Not really my cup of tea as a cracker, but pleasant enough by themselves.

Anonymous said...

I found these to be really tasty. Thanks for this recipe.


Unknown said...

I'll never eat another boxed cracker again!

Anonymous said...

How long do these last? I want to make them as a present in a christmas hamper!

Dragon said...

They should last in a seal container for a week. But I wouldn't take a chance with the cheese. :)

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