Saturday, June 18, 2011

Quick & Easy Goat Cheese Oatmeal Crackers - Simple Saturday

I day dream about flavor combos. I'm a complete food-nerd. Goat Cheese Oatmeal Crackers are an easy (really easy) way to have your cheese and cracker together, plus the toasty crunch of healthy oatmeal. That sounded like a commercial, but I really meant every word. The other day I was developing a recipe for ABC jam (that's what I call the flavor combo of Apricot, Basil and Cherries). When it came time to taste the jam, I realized I didn't have even a crumb of bread or a cracker in the house. I put a teaspoon of the jam on a slice of cheese and it was SO good, the tang of cheese paired so well with the tangy fruit and sweet syrup. The texture I really missed was the crispness of a cracker, a light weight edible platter for my dollop of jam. There was not enough time (in other words I was too impatient) to make bread, but quick crackers are a favorite pastime of mine.

The Goat Cheese in these crackers is just enough to give the flaky wafer a ting on your tongue and like a good cracker; it accents whatever you eat with it.
In only a very few steps, you'll have snack, cocktail or appetizer crackers with a gourmet blend and a touch of oatmeal healthiness. These will keep for days in an airtight container or zip-lock bag.

I hope you'll try these. It would make my day dreams come true. :D
RECIPE: Goat Cheese Oatmeal Crackers

1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cup flour
Pinch of Salt
4 oz. butter
8 oz. goat cheese
1) In a food processor, pulse the oatmeal til ground into flour.

2) Add salt, flour and cold butter - pulse until all combined.

3) Add goat cheese and pulse until large pieces of dough are holding together. (No water is needed because the goat cheese is so moist.)

4) Pour onto board and squeeze together into a ball. Divide into 2 balls of dough, wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes or overnight.

5) Roll out to 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes. Sprinkle with Kosher Salt. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes at 350F.

1 comment:

Khali//Bandit and the Scene Stealers said...

I not only want the crackers but where can I get that jam?!