Cheez-Its- Oh My! This post is partly a repost from a dear friend, who reposted from Food Babe, Have you heard of Food Babe? If you haven’t, you should check her site out. Please go to Food Babe for more products that you should be wary of. http://foodbabe.com The second part is how to make great cheez-its at home that won’t be toxic to you, so remember to read on!
Why eat something so bad for you, when you can make it at home without the poison?
This is a repost from fb.
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So you like them sooo much, what can you do? It is not that hard to make your own!
What you need.
1 cup flour
4 tablespoons of cold butter, cut into small pieces (not melted)
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (orange if you can)
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl first, combine all ingredients but the cold water in a food processor until crumbly.
Once you have a cheesy crumble, then add cold water by the tablespoon until it comes together into a dough.
Roll into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and freeze for at least 30 mins.
After 30 min, take the hard dough out of the freezer and place between two sheets of parchment paper. Or wax paper. I didn’t have either of these so used aluminium foil. Don’t do this, if you can help it.
Grab your rolling pin, and flatten dough until it’s about 1/8 of an inch.
Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Transfer your thin sheets of dough onto the pan, and then cut into small squares with a knife, pizza cutter, pastry wheel, or whatever else you fancy.
Sprinkle with salt, and bake (at 350) for 20-25 mins, until the bottoms are golden brown.