I have had a very busy and tiring week. I have not been sleeping well and have been suffering from insomnia. I keep thinking that one of these mornings I am going to start cooking so at least I am getting something accomplished. The lack of sleep has meant that I have not been able to go to the gym. Hopefully staying home from the gym this week means that I have caught up on my sleep. Exhaustion is not something I would wish on my worst enemy.
I recently posted on my Facebook about a mental health day poster. “It said that Eeyore was clinically depressed but his friends never expected him to be happy. They just love him the way he is, they never ask him to change, and they never leave him behind but include him.” What a fabulous statement. Let’s just love each other the way we are. You will not be left behind and we will always want you to feel included. I know many who are depressed and expressed that this was a fabulous sentiment. I hope that you will find your “Hundred Acre Woods Posse”. I hope that you will feel accepted and loved for who you are just the way you are. You are amazing and I am glad you are here.
I really like dips and crackers. With the holidays on the horizon, I thought a cheese cracker sounded yummy to go with party and holiday dips. I already have a couple of cracker recipes on my blog. They were some of my first posts. I have been wanting to have a cheese cracker. I used this recipe to make Southern Chicken Fried Pork Chops. The cheese in the crackers really makes the crunch on the pork chops. These crackers will make great snacks or appetizers. The paprika gives these crackers a pretty yellowish orange color.
These crackers darken in color and the sides turn up slightly when they are done. Substitutions of either Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella, Jack or other cheeses work well in this recipe. Makes approximately 175 crackers.
Nutritional Facts are listed below and a serving is 4 crackers.
2 cups cassava flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup shredded Dubliner Cheese
1 1/4 plus 2 tablespoons cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup avocado oil
Preheat 375. Grease cookie sheets or baking trays.
Combine cassava flour, salt, baking, soda, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika until thoroughly combined.
Add cheese and mix in well.
Add lemon juice to the water. Add lemon water and avocado oil to the dough.
Mix thoroughly and form into a ball. Knead for 3- 5 minutes.
Keep in mind that cassava flour absorbs more liquid than regular wheat flour. Divide the dough in half. Lay down two sheets of plastic wrap slightly overlapping. Take half the dough and form into a rectangle and lay on top of plastic wrap.
Lay down two more sheets of plastic wrap (slightly overlapping) and place on top of the cracker dough. Roll into 1/8 inch.
Remove top plastic wrap layer. Using a pastry cutter and a ruler cut out squares or rectangles out. Oil 2 or more baking sheet.
Carefully lift the cut crackers off the plastic and place onto the baking sheet. If using to make a cracker crumb for Pork Chops, or another recipe don’t worry too much about size and shape as you are going to turn them into cracker crumbs. If making them for crackers cut into nice even sized shapes using a skewer poke two holes into the cracker this will give them the look of store-bought crackers.
Bake 25 – 35 minutes or until slightly brown. Allow to cool then move to an airtight container.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 3 g||5 %|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||7 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 5 mg||2 %|
|Sodium 181 mg||8 %|
|Potassium 1 mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 5 g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||2 %|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 1 g||3 %|
|Vitamin A||1 %|
|Vitamin C||1 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|