Cheddar Cheese and Walnut Crackers

    Preparation Time: 30 minutes

    Servings: 20

    Course: Appetizer


    25.27 % Unbleached and unbromated Wheat Flour
    20.16 % Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    16.8 % Chilled butter cubes
    16.8 % Chopped California walnuts (Size #7, 8, 9)
    13.44 % Cream cheese
    6.72 % Egg yolks
    0.81 % Ground pepper

    Application: Bakery


    Cut chunks of butter into the flour until it resembles small, mealy-like pieces.

    Add the remaining ingredients and mix until a dough forms.

    Put the dough in a sheet pan with a 1-inch height thickness.

    Let the dough rest in the freezer for at least 1 hour.

    Cut the dough into 5-inch long strips.

    Cut the individual strips into 1/12 inch thick slices.

    Put the slices on a sheet pan with parchment paper and use an egg wash on the top.

    Bake at 400°F in a convection oven until the edges are golden brown.

    Retail product can be packaged as a raw and frozen item that the consumer can cut and bake at home.