Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Pepper Jack Crackers


Happy Wednesday Slow Roasters!  Welcome to The Happy Hour at The Slow Roasted Italian.  Today we are featuring a fantastic game day snack.  These Pepper Jack Crackers are absolutely show stopping.  Great heat, fantastic crisp crackers and amazing flavor!  I piped these out with a Wilton W789 cake icer decorating tip.  These are also pretty easy to make.

Enjoy the Super Bowl!!!

Here are a few more great game day foods.  Our favorite and most popular 7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip.
Also, check out all the great game day foods and snacks here.


Recipe adapted from Gourmet December 1994

Pepper Jack Crackers

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 pound pepper Jack cheese, grated coarse
1 large egg, separated
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 375°F and grease two baking sheets.

In a food processor blend together butter and cheese until smooth. Add egg yolk, salt, and cayenne and blend until combined. Add flour and blend until mixture just forms a dough. 


Working in batches, transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a 7/8-inch-wide ribbon tip or Wilton W789 Cake Icer Tip (use teeth side up).


Pipe dough in long strips 2 inches apart on baking sheets. (Alternatively, working in batches, dough may be transferred to a cookie press fitted with a ribbon disk and pressed out in long strips 2 inches apart on baking sheets.) Dough strips may break in places but repairs are not necessary, as strips will be cut later. 


In a small bowl whisk together egg white and a pinch salt until just combined. Brush each strip of dough with some egg white and bake in batches in middle of oven until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. 


While crackers are still hot, slice into triangles and cool completely on racks. Crackers keep in airtight containers 5 days. 


Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

11 comments:

  1. Those crackers sound awesome!

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  2. How do you think these would turn out with wheat flour? These look delicious!

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    1. I am sure there would be an adjustment of how much flour to add (I would start with 3/4 cup and increase as needed). But, the flavor is so incredible I am sure it would meld beautifully with the wheat. Let me know if you try them with the wheat.

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  3. This looks awesome..Yummy Recipe

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  4. Donna these look and sound delicious! LOVE making homemade crackers. Enjoy the Superbowl!

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  5. Hey stranger!! YAY for a new post!!! These were delish. I didn't realize they were piped that way before you baked them. That is so cool!

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  6. Slow roasters - so cute! I love making crackers and these look wonderful. Yum! Enjoy some for me too!

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  7. What beautiful looking crackers. I know I would love the flavor too! Great job!

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  8. A lot of fun and GREAT flavors - fabulous!
    Mary x

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  9. A real festive treat for my Super Bowl party! I love your site. Thanks for always posting the good stuff! HUgs!

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  10. I have no interest in the game but I am dying to try these crackers!

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