I have a Pinterest board called “kitchen projects” where I save more in depth culinary experiments that I want to try. In the past I’ve had good luck with a variety of projects, which is how I’m characterizing recipes that require a little more time or technique than is usually available on a busy weeknight. Some of my favorite kitchen projects include homemade paneer, corn tortillas, and homemade noodles for this shiitake mushroom soup. I’ve had a couple of cracker recipes saved for a while, and I finally decided to bite the bullet and see how hard cracker making could be.
I used this recipe from the blog Eating from the Ground Up. I subbed in polenta where Alana used millet, but otherwise left the recipe untouched. The only hiccup I ran into was getting the dough rolled out thinly enough, but my rolling pin skills could use some work. (My pie crust required some serious patching). I had recently acquired a pasty wheel as my latest absolutely must-have kitchen purchase, so I was able to cut out rectangles with pretty scalloped edges.
I covered the crackers with a simple goat cheese and chive spread, and they were delicious. The “I made it myself!” feeling of satisfaction is one of the best seasonings I’ve ever come across.
Goat Cheese and Chive Spread
- 1/4 cup goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives (or herb of choice)
Mix the goat cheese, milk, and chives together in a small bowl until smooth. Add a little more milk to make the goat cheese easier to spread if necessary.
What’s one of your most successful kitchen projects?