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                             PARMESAN CRACKERS
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 Serving Size  : 50   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       tb           (1 stick) butter or
                         Margarine, softened
    2       c            All-purpose flour
    1 1/2   c            (about 8 ounces) finely
                         Grated Parmesan cheese
    1                    Egg yolk
      1/2   c            Water
   "Parmesan Crackers are great with a cold beer or soda. Once you have
   started eating them, it is nearly impossible to stop. 350~F. 15 to 20
   minutes Preheat the oven to 350~F.
   In a large bowl or in the food processor, cut the butter into the
   flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the cheese and egg
   yolk and mix well.
   Add enough of the water to form a dough that will hold together in a
   cohesive ball. The texture will be somewhat crumbly, but the dough
   will hold together when pressed.
   Divide the dough into 2 equal portions for rolling. On a floured
   surface or pastry cloth, roll each into a rectangle about 1/4 inch
   thick. Cut out individual crackers about 2 inches across with a
   cookie cutter or sharp knife and arrange them on an ungreased baking
   Prick each cracker 2 or 3 times with the tines of a fork. Bake for 10
   minutes. Turn the crackers over and bake another 5 to 10 minutes, or
   until medium brown.
   Cool the crackers on a rack. Yield: 40-50.
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