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Rosemary-Parmesan Crackers

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Dear Mr. Mailman,

Can we talk? You see… I have this inkling that you dislike coming to my house and I think I know why.

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Is it because my 110 pound dog can sense you coming from more than two blocks away?

Is it because the second you set foot on my front porch my dog starts foaming at the mouth and sounds like he’s going to rip the door down?

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Is it because the second my dog starts going crazy, my peaceful baby starts screaming at the top of her lungs, which then takes me twenty minutes to calm down?

Is it because this happens every single time you deliver my mail?

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Is coming to my house the worst part of your day?

If it is… I just want to say I’m sorry, and I understand. Because its the worst part of my day too Mr. Mailman.

So, as a peace offering, I made you some fancy crackers. They are made with fresh rosemary and freshly grated Parmiganio-Reggiano. All for you Mr. Mailman!

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I may have had a few too. Maybe more than a few…
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Can you blame me? Look at these things?!
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So light, flakey, and crispy!
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I hope you enjoy my crookedly cut crackers Mr. Mailman 🙂

Sincerely,

Estela 🙂

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Rosemary-Parmesan Crackers

(adapted from Diane Morgan)

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary (finely minced)
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3-5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix flour, rosemary and salt. Make sure the dough hook is attached to mixer. Add water. Begin mixing at low speed. Once ingredients come together, increase speed to medium. Knead for 5 minutes. If dough creeps up on the hook, stop mixer and push back down to the bowl. Remove dough and wrap tightly. Let rest for about 30 minutes to gluten can relax.

Divide the dough in half. Wrap the unused dough to prevent it from drying out.

On a generously floured surface, roll out the dough to a rectangle shape. Continue to roll until the rectangle in 24 x 8 inches. The key is to make sure you roll the dough out nice and thin. I used a ruler to make sure the size was consistent. If the dough is rolled out too thick, the crackers will be tough and chewy, not light and flakey.

Brush the surface with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Take half of the grated parmesan and sprinkle over the dough. Use a pastry cutter or knife and cut dough into 8 x 1 inch strips. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crackers are bubbly and lightly browned. Be sure not to over cook.

Repeat with remaining dough.

Enjoy 🙂

20 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on October 18, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Hehehe what a cute post. The crackers look delicious and I’m sure the mailman will enjoy them. 🙂

  2. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on October 18, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Awww, so sweet! I should do something nice for our mailman too…our dogs aren’t exactly quiet when he comes around 🙂

  3. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on October 18, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I totally need to make a batch of these for my FedEx and UPS guys…my dog despises these men despite my lectures that I love them because they bring ME treats.

  4. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on October 18, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I always want to do something nice for my mailman. I think he hates all the packages he has to bring to our door though and what he doesn’t bring to the door, he crams in the box. You are sweet to give yours a gift! They sound delicious!

  5. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on October 18, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Did you really leave crackers for your mailman?
    If so, you are the sweetest person in the world.

  6. Mo@MommyRD said on October 18, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Those crackers sound and look delicious. In AZ we don’t have mailmen that come to our house, we have to walk down the street to the “community” mailbox in the neighborhoos.

  7. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on October 18, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Yum!!! That is so nice of you!

  8. happyfamilytravels said on October 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    So sweet and these look yummy…so want to try them!!

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on October 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    These look fantastic. And this post was so cute. Love it!

  10. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on October 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    YUMMMMMMM 🙂

  11. Chicago Cuisine Critique said on October 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    These look awesome! Cute post.

  12. Joanna said on October 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    This is my favorite post of all that you have written.

  13. Aunt Edna said on October 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I have been wanting to make crackers,, yesterday I made whole wheat tortillas for wraps… they were good.. I think I will try these and maybe use 1/2 whole wheat and 1/2 all purpose flour… recipe looks great

  14. Lauren at KeepItSweet said on October 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    love the look of these!!!

  15. Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) said on October 18, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    YUM! I really love how you use fresh rosemary in them. You make it look so EASY 😉

  16. Lauren O'Connor said on October 18, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Gorgeous photos and what a great recipe!!! Just as enticing as watching some food network chefs at work. : )

    BTW: very clever narrative.

  17. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on October 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I cannot wait to make these, they look amazing.

  18. mary ann yohanan said on October 19, 2010 at 12:10 am

    I love your comments. They are fun to read. I have made some of your recipes. We have been married for 50 years, but I always can learn some new things from a new young chef.

  19. NatashaRich34 said on October 19, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Various people in every country receive the business loans from different banks, because this is easy and fast.

  20. Evan @swEEts said on October 20, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I just found your site and I’m so glad I did! These crackers look delicious.. I’ve actually never made my own crackers.. I will absolutely be back for more 🙂