Wine Tasting Crackers Recipe

"A tender, crisp cracker with a neutral flavor. These are excellent for cleansing the palate while tasting wines, and they are also the perfect foil for cheeses of all kinds."

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Step 2

In the food processor or in a large bowl, mix the flour and baking soda. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

Step 3

Slowly stir in enough of the water to form a dough that will hold together in a cohesive ball.

Step 4

Divide the dough into 2 equal portions for rolling. On a floured surface or pastry cloth, roll into a rectangle no thicker than 1/8 inch thick. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 2-inch squares.

Step 5

Place on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Prick each square 2 or 3 times with the tines of a fork.

Step 6

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until medium brown and crisp. Remove to a rack to cool. Yield: 50-60.

Things You'll Need

  • 2c All-purpose flour
  • 1ts Baking soda
  • 2tb Vegetable shortening
  • 2/3c Water

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