Friday, December 10, 2010

E: Rosemary & Sunflower Seed Crackers

Happy Friday!! What are your weekend plans? We are going Josh/Mandi/Bryan’s work Christmas party tonight (maybe Mandi will post up some sweet pictures of us all dressed up tomorrow). Josh and I are also heading up to my parents house for dinner on Saturday. My Mom’s is throwing a neighborhood Christmas party on Sunday, so I will be baking up some tasty desserts tomorrow for her to lay out. I hope they turn out well!!

Lets face it, we all have those recipes that scare us. For me, this has always been crackers and soufflés. Now while I don’t plan to tackle the soufflé any time soon,  I did give in and tried my hand at a batch of rosemary & sunflower seed crackers yesterday. I used this recipe from food and wine, and only made a few slight adjustments.  I rolled my dough out on a floured cutting board, brushed it with oil and then cut it with a pizza cutter before placing the crackers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The results were VERY yummy. I think they will be fabulous with hummus. Dough:

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  Half of the dough, rolled out:

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And the finished product:

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Homemade baked goods make me never want to go back to store bought. What recipes scare you??

36 comments:

Lauren said...

I am SURE your baked goods will be an excellent addition for the party and I am speaking from first hand experience! ;)

The crackers look awesome!!! I am deathly afraid to make anything with yeast. Ugh, I just hate the word.
Have a wonderful weekend Erica!

Priyanka said...

These crackers look really good, something I would like to make them too! I agree with Lauren, I am just scared of baking with yeast as I know it is going to be an epic fail!

have a great weekend girl!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

I've always wanted to make crackers, but yes-- they scare me!! These look great!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

These look awesome, Erica! And I am posting later today about recipes that many ppl dont want to try b/c they are scared...one of them being fish! Yes, I cooked fish for Scott and am not scared of it now but used to be. I am sure b/c you cook differently for Josh, too, that you have had some things that were a little nerve racking (then again, maybe not b/c you're such a pro in the kitchen! ) but anyway...great job on these!! :)

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

These look SO good :) I'm a little afraid to make crackers though.
Have fun at the Christmas party, sweetie!

Heather said...

I'm sure your goodies at the party will be a hit!!!
Crackers have been popping up on blogs lately but I haven't really jumped on the wagon yet. They look so time intensive!

ashley nicole said...

you BETTER post dress-up pictures, missy! have fun this weekend.

i'm afraid of souffles (ever since I saw "Because I Said So") since the baking has to be so precise.

TiffersRunsTX said...

GORGEOUS crackers, hon! They look so delicious! And yes, that's the first thing I thought of: HUMMUS! :D I hope that you and Josh have a gorgeous weekend; Christmas parties are always so fun and heart-warming.

Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather said...

Crackers seem to intimidate me! Yours look like they durned out great.

Hope you and Josh have fun at your mom's house this weekend. I'm going to finish up my Christmas shopping, I know that for sure!

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

wow, these look and sound terrific!!! I can't think of anything off hand, that scares me to make...although I am not fond of things that have a million steps to make them! But I always love the challenge to try out something new!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Great job! You have given me inspiration!! I have been afraid of making crackers too. Have a fabulous weekend!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

those look super good!!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Oh these look great. I've only made crackers once and I think they were too thick. Good, just not quite right. For some reason, Indian cooking scares me....

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Nice! I've never made crackers but those look perfect.

This weekend we have loads of unpacking to do, putting up the Christmas tree and exploring our new neighborhood!

Amelia said...

Your crackers look great! The neat thing about crackers is that you can personalize them to taste like anything you want! Cinnamon sugar dipped into pumpkin dip or savory herb.

What about souffles make you nervous? I'll have to send you a no fail recipe. :)

Have fun this weekend! I will be working on papers, studying for a midterm, and two other exams. 3 more classes until break!

Katie said...

Cracker recipes scare me, too! I've never made them, but those look absolutely delicious. I'm sure they were a hit!

Kat said...

I would love to try making homemade crackers. They look so fun and tasty!

I think I'm most terrified of roasting any kind of meat. I always leave the turkey, pork, and beef to the professionals. AKA Mom haha.

Antonietta said...

oooohh these look great! So glad I found your blog!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have never made my own crackers. I have always been intimidated by the thought of creating my own. I just might have to give these a try though. Have a fabulous weekend.

xo

Christina said...

Fancy! I bet they are delicious. Layered cakes scare me. I am too messy with frosting.

Corey@the runners cookie said...

Those look so tasty! I'm pretty intimidated by bread recipes, though my first try this week went pretty well! I need to be a little more brave :)
Have fun at your holiday party!!

Natalie said...

ah YAY, i love homemade crackers! Yours look delish. I'm slightly intimidated to make and frost a layer cake, but I plan to tackle that sometime soon!

Have a great weekend, can't wait to hear all about it and see what you made!

Simply Life said...

Crackers is definitely something I want to try and have been looking for a good recipe - think I found it! :) Thanks!

Esi said...

Homemade crackers are so good and fairly easy to make. Nice

teresa said...

oh how yummy! i never think to make my own crackers, but i'm sure they are SO much better then the boxed stuff.

have a lovely weekend!

Pound said...

yup - anything with yeast! crackers, and bread.

scared of homemade pastry!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Wow--your crackers look like they are straight from a box. You did great! I always go by the saying, "You never know if you don't try!" I am scared of making potica which is a traditional rolled holiday bread in my area..I may tackle it this year if I feel ambitious :-)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Wow--your crackers look like they are straight from a box. You did great! I always go by the saying, "You never know if you don't try!" I am scared of making potica which is a traditional rolled holiday bread in my area..I may tackle it this year if I feel ambitious :-)

Julie said...

mmm i love rosemary! i've been using it as a seasoning on vegetables and it adds the perfect pizang! haha pizang.

you're such a christmas partier this weekend! have fun and i hope mandi posts some pics too :) i had one of my bestie's wedding last night which was pretty fun and now i've got to buckle down and finish up this last 10 pager! enjoy the weekend girl :)

fittingbackin said...

I love that you made your own crackers! this type of thing scares me - and making my own bread. And grilling stuff. haha

I hope the party was fun last night and that you're having a great rest of your weekend the family!!!

Holly said...

I am scared by crackers, too! But yours look PERFECT! I would love to make crackers....and bread, too (as in, other than "dessert-ish" type bread - that I can handle). ;-) For some reason preparing a steak intimidates me SO much. Which is why I've never tried it. :-)

Have fun making your desserts, Erica!

Krista said...

Those crackers do look great! I'm most scared of baking bread....*shiver*

amanda said...

delicious! what a fun project.

Janetha said...

oh my gosh i am so proud of you! anything with yeast scares me. i have yet to have success!

Aggie said...

you made those?? They are awesome Erica!!! You almost have me convinced I can make them (like right now!). lol. Seriously they look so good, and I'm with you on the fear of certain (most on my part) baked goods. I want to tackle these crackers, they look amazing! And my friends would totally be impressed if I brought these over with some awesome hummus!

ahealthypassion.com said...

oooh those look fabulous I have never tried to make homemade crackers before! I might have to now.