Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eatable Kid Project: Gold Fish ....Yum!

Gold Fish crackers are a top American classic. Kids are raised loving them! However, they are not exactly one of the healthiest snacks available in the market. Well, I came across this great recipe that kids will enjoy not only eating but also making them. A healthier Gold Fish version, and an optional peanut butter spread is suggested to make it a richer snack!

Homemade Gold Fish (with optional peanut butter spread)
Servings: 40 crackers
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 tablespoon(s) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 8 ounce(s) grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup(s) peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon(s) honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper, optiona
  1. Make the dough: Pulse the flour, butter, cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper together using a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Pulse in 3 to 4 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and only enough so that the dough forms a ball and rides the blade. Remove, wrap in plastic, and chill for 20 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  2. Make the spread: Stir the peanut butter, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and honey together until smooth. If desired, stir in the cayenne pepper for extra heat. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until ready to serve.
  3. Bake the crackers: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and set aside. Roll the dough out to 1/8th-inch thickness. Cut out as many crackers as possible using a 2-inch fish-shaped cutter. Place them 1 inch apart on the prepared baking pans. Bake until golden and crisp — 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough and scraps. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Serve with peanut butter spread.
 Source: Based on recipe from Country Living

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