Haven´t you said… “ooh but it´s only once a year”, or ” it´s ok to treat your self once in a while”. I have been saying “but it´s just once a year” to often lately, so in my rather healthy diet I have been having too much of the things you should only treat your self with occasionally. That occasionally has become more of a frequently. It´s been Christmas, travelings, Easter, birthdays and so many other festive days lately.
So, since Easter I have not bought any candy or sweets. I have had some eh, but not bought any myself.
Therefor I have been looking for recipes for munches with “tea time” with less sugar. One of the recipes I found and liked is this goldfish crackers recipe.
The fun part is to make them with your kids. My 2 year old had so much fun poking eyes on them.
- 1 cup flour
- 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut to pieces
- 200 g Cheddar cheese
- 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 5-8 tablespoons water, add little at a time
Combine flour, salt, pepper and baking powder in a food processor for few spins.
Add butter and the cheese, mix well.
Add the water, one tablespoon at the time, because all of sudden you get the dough you want.
Wrap in plastic and cool for 30 minutes (and up to 24 hours)
Heat oven to 180°c
Roll out the dough and cut out little goldfishes (or circles if you don´t have the goldfish cutters. My fishes were about 2.5 cm, length.
Break the end on a tooth pick to make the mouth.
I had a very artistic little helper making the face for the fishes.
They say if you put the tray with the already made fishes in the fridge for 15 minutes before the oven the shape of the fishes wont spread.
Bake for 13-18 mín.
Store in a airtight container for up to a week.
This is the cool thing you find when google-ing, the homemade goldfish cracker cutter, made from aluminium soda can.
Get a can, cut it in half, cut 1-2 cm thick strip around it. Take that 1-2 thick strip and form it into a goldfish. I taped the parts where you fold it because it can break easily. It was so easy to make and worked like a charm.