Parmesan Thyme Crackers

Parmesan Thyme Crackers~ Blooming on Bainbridge I really enjoy entertaining.
It's one of my favorite things to do. As much as I love planning a dinner party menu, I always get stumped when it comes to the hors d'oeuvres. What seems to work best is a rustic cheese and fruit tray with breadsticks and crackers.
These Parmesan Thyme Crackers sprinkled with sea salt are perfect to serve with cheese and fruit when guest are arriving for dinner. They're buttery and cheesy on the inside and crispy on the out.
Parmesan Thyme Crackers~ Blooming on Bainbridge Here's what you need to make these cheesy crackers: Photobucket
1/2 cup {1 stick} butter {room temperature}
2 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 ounces freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon water
coarse sea salt for sprinkling
Recipe modified from Ina Garten's Back to Basics.
Photobucket Grate the cheese. Photobucket In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter. Add grated cheese, thyme, salt and pepper to butter. Photobucket Beat on low until combined. Add the flour and 1 teaspoon of water. Photobucket Blend on low until mixture is in large crumbles. Dump the dough onto a floured surface. Photobucket Press dough into a ball. Roll the ball into a log and wrap in wax paper. Pop the dough in the fridge for an hour or more. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the log into slices. Photobucket Photobucket Place slices on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Photobucket Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes. Photobucket Cool on wire rack. Photobucket This is the perfect cheesy cracker.
Buttery~with herbs and crispy too. Photobucket How about you~do you like to entertain?
Enjoy!
Happy Week! xo
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5 comments:

  1. These look simply DELICIOUS! Great holiday idea! Thanks Teresa!!! How's the new furball working out?? Is Doogan enjoying??

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  2. Just the right thing for my Halloween party this weekend. Thanks. xx

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  3. A. I think I could eat these EVERY day. No, I know I could. Love your idea for putting them out for company with fruit and cheese!

    B. Loving that font up in the first picture!

    C. You are a wonderful entertainer! I treasure that evening we spent at your house! PS...I still need that recipe for the spread with the currants?

    D. OK, I think that's all. :)

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  4. Just made these crackers! I put a little bit of goat cheese on top and it was delicious!

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