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Beer Cheese Crackers with Beer Cheese Spread
Posted By Kelly On December 28, 2012 @ 2:08 pm In Appetizers and Dips,Baking,Beer,Beer,Cooking,Featured Articles,Pastry,Recipes | 8 Comments
Well, how was your 2012?
All-in-all, mine was pretty fantastic! My mom survived a medical scare, and this is what I am most grateful for, but other bright spots include the release of my two latest cookbooks, speaking at Camp Blogaway and BlogHer Food, and discovering that – after cleaning out 12 garbage bags of clothes and shoes – I CAN keep my closet organized! Who knew? In the spirit of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ I am also installing some nifty organizational shelves and drawers in my pantry. My 2013 goal is to keep my pantry neat and organized. Will I succeed? Only time will tell, but I am so much happier with a clean closet. A clean pantry can only serve to make me extra giddy. So, to celebrate the good things 2012 offered me, and to celebrate what I hope will be a wonderful 2013, I devised a little cocktail nibble perfect for a New Years Eve party!
I rarely make homemade crackers and that is a real shame. Store bought crackers are easy, but they are never as good as homemade – which are really simple to make if we are being honest. These little crackers are a cross between blitz puff pastry and a traditional spicy cheese straw with some beer tossed in for good measure. They bake up crisp, cheesy, and flaky and they are lovely all on their own. Of course, since this is me we are talking about, I could not leave well enough alone. I whipped up a cheesy beer infused spread to slather over the crackers. This dip could be baked and served warm, but I like it at room temperature. We served these cheese and crackers along with some champagne at Christmas and it was absolutely delightful! The bubbles in the champagne helped cut some of the richness of the cheese dip and crackers. So, for my final recipe of 2012 I give you these lovely little nibbles. I want to wish you a VERY happy and healthy New Year! See you in 2013 with more Shenanigans!!
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