These 3-ingredient Cheese Crackers might be the easiest crackers you’ll make. The dough takes less than 5 minutes to come together. Give them a try!
I found out about the recipe for these crackers just after I started weaning S., from lots of blogs that I’ve read. So, I had to try them myself. And we like them a lot. They’re really not just for your baby, but for the whole family. You can make a big batch and enjoy them together as a snack.
The ingredients are really simple, but you can customize them as you wish. You can make them sweet or savory and add more ingredients to suit your taste.
- 200 g all-purpose flour
- 200 fresh cheese like ricotta or cottage (if you like, you can even make fresh cheese)
- 100 g butter
- salt (optional)
- oregano or other spices (optional)
Oregano and salt are optional, you can omit them, especially at the beggining, when you wean your baby (if you make them for your baby), but keep in mind that babies can have condiments in their diet even at the beggining of weaning.
How to make fresh cheese: Bring 1 or 2 L (depending on now much cheese you want to make) of whole milk to a boil.
When it barely starts to boil, bring the heat down and add 2 tablespoons (if you have 1L of milk) or 4 tablespoons (if you have 2L). Let it boil for 2-3 minutes, when you see that it starts to curd. Pour everything into a strainer and leave the cheese in the strainer at least 30 minutes, so that it dries of the whey. And that’s it.
You can use this in many recipes, especially for babies who just started eating solids. It’s a great option because it doesn’t have salt like anything in stores.
Now for the crackers.
Grate cold butter. Add it into a bowl (or a food processor) with the flour, cheese, salt and oregano, if you’re using them.
Knead everything until it comes together into a dough. This should take no more than 5 minutes. But it takes even less than that. It comes together really quick.
The dough should look like this. Soft but not sticky. Cover the dough in a plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for 2 hours or in the freezer for 1 hour.
Roll the dough out on a clean surface dusted with flour. You can roll them as thin or thick you want, depending on how crispy you want them after they bake.
Now is the time to involve kids. They can cut shapes they like. If you don’t have any shapes, you can just use some glasses, if you have different shapes. This doesn’t even matter. The most important part is to have fun.
Preheat the oven to 190*C. Prepare two baking trays or one baking tray and two baking papers.
Cut shapes and place them on the tray. When you have one done, place the tray in the oven to bake for 20 minutes or so until they’re slightly golden and continue with the next batch.
How cute are these??
When they’re all baked, let them cool on the baking papers until they reach room temperature. Then, store them in an air tight container for 1 week approximately (if they last that long haha).
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