March 23, 2012

I love today's google doodle. 

The first thing I think of when I see it is the movie Midnight in Pairs.  It is actually for the artist Juan Gris.  I know him for his Guitar and Pipe, 1913 image.

March 17, 2012

Golden Bears, Cheesy Bears recipe

I came across Debs recipe at Smitten Kitchen for homemade goldfish and I had to try it myself.

It was surprisingly easy to make the dough.  The longest part was making the faces.  I used a little bear cookie cutter for my shape, and a toothpick for the eyes along with spoon to make the mouth. Next time I think I will be roll out the dough even thinner to more crispy crackers, and find a low sodium cheese.

Here is Debs recipe ... 

Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers Yield: About 100 1 1/4 inch goldfish

6 ounces (1 1/2 cups coarsely grated) sharp cheddar, orange if you can find one you like
4 tablespoons (2 ounces or 57 grams) butter
1/2 cup (2 1/2 ounces or 62 grams) whole wheat flour
1/4 cup (1 1/8 ounces or 31 grams) all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon table salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, running the machine until the dough forms a ball, about two minutes.

If the dough feels warm or worrisome-ly soft, wrap it in waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill it in the fridge for 30 to 45 minutes. This also makes it easier to transfer shapes once they are rolled out.

On a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out 1/8-inch thick. Form shapes with a cookie cutter, dipping it in flour from time to time to ensure a clean cut. Gently transfer crackers to an ungreased cookie sheet with a 1/2 inch between them. Bake the crackers on the middle rack for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are barely browned at the edges. Remove from the oven and set the cookie sheet on a rack to cool.