Jul 28, 2011

Project: Road Trip-Homemade Snacks

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.

Homemade Cheez-Its
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???


JoyandTren said...

I am so impressed.. your own Cheez-Its. Awesome!

Erica said...

Very impressive!

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Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

What a great idea! Not only a handy road trip (or anytime) snack, but healthier than store-bought, too!

The Gibson's said...

Your posts are so fun, and HOMEMADE Cheez-its, I love it!!! I can't wait for a vacay to make these fun projects. Thanks for all the great ideas!!!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I just pulled a batch of these out of the oven and let me tell you.....they taste better than the boxed ones! I used 3/4 cup AP flour and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour, but that was the only alteration I made. The whole family LOVES them. Our Road trip will be filled with yumminess thanks to this recipe!!!

Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

So happy you and your family liked it.Yay! Have a fun trip.


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