Saturday, 2 August 2014

SAY CHEESE!



前两天马来同事为斋戒准备了好几款饼干,其中芝士饼是让大家最回味的。回家自己学着做,没料到母亲比我更爱吃。  也难怪,鬆脆、咸香中带有微辣,有几个人抗拒得了?今晚用爱心烘焙出黄金芝士饼,guarantee 你吃上一口便难以自拔。

Cheddar Crackers
Makes 40

250 grams unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
200 grams salted butter, chilled, cut into 1.5 cm cubes
125 grams sharp Cheddar, grated
3 tablespoons ice water

Place the flour, salt, baking powder, dried Italian herbs and dried chilli flakes in a large mixing bowl.  Whisk lightly to combine.  Add the butter cubes and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour.  You should have a floury mix through which you can see pea-sized pieces of butter. 

Add the grated cheese and toss through.  Then add the ice water.  Use your hands to form the mixture into a ball.  Turn out onto a clean surface and shape it into a 35-cm log.  Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.



When you're ready to bake, preheat your oven at 200 degrees C.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Remove the log of dough from the fridge and cut into 1-cm thick slices.  Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown!

Enjoy!