Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Afternoon Tea Cheese Crackers






Since I started blogging less than a year ago, I have been pulling out a lot of my old recipes from the 1970's. Here goes another one! A friend from Virginia, Andy Davis, gave me this recipe back then.

This can make a great savory item for your "Afternoon Tea Tray". You will need the following: 2 sticks butter, 2 cups sifted regular flour, 2 cups rice crispies, 1/2 tsp salt, dash of red pepper, 1/2 lb extra sharp cheddar cheese

Leave butter and cheese out at room temperature to soften. Cream when ready and add remaining ingredients and mix together well. Divide into 3 balls. Roll out about 2" round.
Wrap in syran and refrigerate. When cold and firm slice and bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes. Taste best when eaten fresh.....makes 5-6 dozen 2" crackers.

6 comments:

ellen b. said...

Yum, what a fun savory these would be. Thanks for the recipe!

Allidink said...

Aw that little set up looks so cute! I've never seen a recipe for homemade crackers before! This is so neat!

All the best,
Allison

parTea lady said...

They look good. I like recipes for icebox cookies, where you can keep the log of dough in the fridge and slice a few for baking when you need them. This is the first time I've seen a cracker done this way. Thanks for the recipe.

To Tea, or Not to Tea said...

This recipe is very similar to something we call "Cheese Straws" in the south, but without the rice crispies. We usually run the batter through a cookie press. I absolutely love them, and they're pretty much a staple at showers and church functions. Imagine my surprise when I visited new family members out west and discovered they had never heard of them! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Sheri said...

oh these do look yummy! Where in Va are you from or did you live? I grew up on Eastern Coast area but live near Blacksburg now all the way across the state. I would love to share this recipe on my tea blog!
Hugs!
Sheri

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