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Parmesan Sesame Crackers

 Parmesan Sesame Crackers
These rustic-looking crackers are crispy, crunchy and topped with cheese and plenty of seeds. Perfect for parties, they’re missing only the preservatives and additives of store-bought alternatives! —ELENA IORGA, HELENA, MONTANA
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water, divided
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg white
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Gradually add 2/3
  • cup water and oil, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  • Divide dough in half. Roll each ball directly on a baking sheet
  • coated with cooking spray into a 12-in. x 9-in. rectangle. Pierce
  • dough with a fork.
  • Whisk together egg white and remaining water; brush over dough.
  • Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over tops.
  • Score dough in each pan into 24 pieces. Bake at 400° for 15-18

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Parmesan Sesame Crackers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes or until golden brown. Immediately cut along the scored
  • lines; cool in pans on wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cracker equals 44 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.