Cheddar Lace Crackers


6.25 oz all-purpose Flour

4 ounces (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, diced

8 ounces grated sharp Cheddar

1 teaspoon nigella seeds (optional)

¼ teaspoon powdered Mustard

Generous pinch Cayenne Pepper

Several drops Worcestershire Sauce

½ teaspoon Kosher Salt

3 tablespoons filtered Water


1. Combine all ingredients in mixer bowl – Mix on low with paddle attachment until dough begins to form

2. Remove from bowl and knead for 2-3 minutes until smooth and consistent

3. Place dough in a zip-top bag and remove all air – place in refrigerator (overnight or until firm)

4. (a) Portion dough to achieve desired cracker size – roll each portion into a ball and place between two sheets of wax paper – use a rolling pin to press the crackers into flat sheets (approximately 1/16 – 1/32 inches) – use a fork to puncture the dough thouroghly (1 hole every 1/16 in. to assure even cooking) – place on wax sheets for baking

4. (b) Shred the dough with a medium-size cheese grater – sprinkle grated dough onto wax paper (when making large crackers, be careful not to make the centers too thick)

5. Bake on a perforated pizza pan @ 400F until crispy

6. When done, remove from oven and loosen from wax paper immediately

7.  When cooled,  they are ready to eat or serve with Guinness Beef Stew!

Source: Lucy Vaserfirer