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. :)

Anonymous said...

It would be great if you could tell
us what state the butter should be in (cold, softened, melted). Seems weird and not possible to combine egg, water, butter and a tsp. suger "well" unless it's melted butter. In any case i made them. They are good. Like mini, flat, flaky biscuits essentially. My husband loves them. I like them but think I needed to cook longer at a higher temp, and/or figure out the butter situation
Thanks though!

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