Homemade Cheese Crackers with ricotta and cheddar cheese, a delicious savoury snack with only 4 ingredients that will be a big hit at any party. And baby and toddler friendly too.
Christmas is coming, and our to-do list is becoming never ending. So much to do, not enough time. Especially if you have 2 toddlers who seem to be running on batteries all day long. And trust me, the day is long!
It might sound like a cliché, but when you are stretched from pillar to post, you get to appreciate when one thing is ticked off your to-do list. Everybody loves chocolaty desserts, all sorts of christmassy sweet treats, but, if you are a savoury kind of person, then a good snack in a must, not matter the occasion.
Just to have something to nibble on while the dinner is getting ready, or even while you enjoy a drink. And these cheese crackers are just what we need.
Way better than any store-bought cheesy straws or whatever, they are absolutely delicious, and toddler-friendly too. Not a trace of margarine or any such nastiness added.
How to make homemade cheese crackers
These bites must be the easiest to whip up. All you need is equal amounts of only 4 ingredients: butter, cheddar cheese, ricotta and flour. And, bonus point, you can make them with the kids, they will love getting their hands messy.
- in a bowl, add the flour, grated cheddar, cubed butter and ricotta, and knead well into a dough.
Do make sure the butter is fully incorporated, otherwise the crackers won't bake evenly.
- chill in the fridge for at least one hour
This step is super important, otherwise the crackers will flatten out while baking and won't hold a nice shape.
- keep an eye on them, they should be ready in 10 minutes depending on the size of the cookie cutter used
Use any cookie cutter shape you have, but make sure they have pretty much the same size, otherwise they baking time will be different. The star cookie cutter I have is rather small, so the crackers were ready in about 10 minutes, but if you use a bigger cutter, you might need to leave them for 2-3 minutes longer.
Do I need a food processor to make crackers?
You don't even need a food processor for this, everything can be done by hand super quickly. All you need is equal amounts of each ingredient, and job done. Kneading the dough won't take long, but do make sure the ingredients are well combined to ensure even baking.
Are these crackers baby and toddler-friendly?
Absolutely! There is no refined sugar added, no added salt, no processed ingredients. If you make them for babies, make sure the butter is unsalted, otherwise butter salted can be used. These crackers are way better than any store-bough baby crackers and biscuits which have lots of hidden ingredients added.
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Homemade Cheese Crackers with ricotta and cheddar cheese, a delicious savoury snack that will be a big hit at any party. A baby and toddler-friendly snack for everyone to enjoy. Totally sugar free and healthy, these crackers are a great way to start your baby-led weaning journey, as they have baby-friendly ingredients, and a great food finger for little hands. Quick and easy to make, they can have
- 100 g plain flour (all purpose)
- 100 g ricotta
- 100 g butter
- 100 g Cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, add the flour, ricotta, grated cheddar and the butter cut into cubes.
Use your hands to mix everything well and knead into a dough, making sure the butter is fully incorporated.
Wrap the dough up with clingfilm, then refrigerate for at least one hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit).
Roll the dough with a rolling pin sprinkling flour to avoid the dough from sticking, then use a cookie cutter to cup up shapes. You will need to line 2 baking trays with perchament paper.
Bake one tray at a time for about 10 minutes or until golden.
Serve warm or cold.
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