I decided to morph Recipe Thursdays with Project: Road Trip this week.
One of the best things to aid in a successful road trip is FOOD...okay so one of the best things to aid in the success of anything (well, except maybe a diet) is food...
Since food/snacks/treats/bribes are so important in maintaining peace in the vehicle, I wanted to prepare a couple of fun snacks.
So today for Project: Road Trip...
I am sharing this recipe for Homemade Cheez-Its. Making homemade crackers is kind of a cool thing to do. I felt all accomplished. The Little Men loved the idea of homemade crackers too.
In Katrina's Kitchen
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening (or add another T of butter if you don't like using shortening)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
2 Tablespoons ice water
coarse salt for sprinkling
Combine cheese, butter, shortening, and salt in the bowl of your mixer with the paddle attachment. Mixture will be crumbly.
Slowly add the flour, then add the ice water.
Pat the dough into 2 disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
When the dough has been refrigerated long enough, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll each disc to 1/8". Then cut using a pizza roller. Cut them in columns and rows, making tons of small squares. In the middle of each square, poke a hole using a toothpick. Transfer onto a cookie sheet.
Repeat with other disc of dough.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until puffed and browning around the edges.
Move crackers to a cooling rack.
Once cool, pack in an air tight container until ready to serve.
I wonder how long it will take my boys to inhale these???