Recipe of the Month,
2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
a pinch of cayenne pepper if desired
4 cups flour
1 cup rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
Using a mixer or food processor, mix the butter with the cheddar, salt,
pepper and cayenne until well combined. Add the flour and continue mixing
until it is incorporated. Finely, add the rice cereal and mix one more time.
Form the batter into four logs, each about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap
in plastic and chill until firm. Slice logs into 1/4 inch thick disks and place
them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for
15-20 minutes, until light gold in color. Store baked crackers at room
temperature for up to one week.
Dough may also be frozen for up to 3 months. When using frozen dough,
allow it to sit at room temperature to thaw slightly (about 20 minutes)
Makes about sixty crackers.