A cheese platter is one of the easiest and quickest appetizers – even when you make your own homemade Wheat-Free Crackers.
A party isn’t complete without crackers and cheese. However, if you think your dairy and/or wheat allergies meant your days of cheese grazing were over, think again.
Instead of the traditional dairy cheeses such as cheddar, gouda and brie I’ve learned to swap them for Goat cheese.
Goat’s milk is a great alternative to dairy milk because oftentimes you are able to have Goat’s milk products due to the fact that it lacks the casein and whey proteins that people cannot tolerate in traditional dairy products. You can get a wide range of Goat cheese at the grocery store such as Goat Brie, Goat Cheddar and Soft Ripened Goat Cheese in a variety of flavours.
Add some homemade artisan wheat-free crackers and you have yourself a party platter that all of your guests can nibble on. Fan of wheat and gluten? Just sub regular flour, or even whole wheat for equally delicious crackers.
You might think making your own wheat-free crackers is one of those things that takes more effort and time than warranted when picking up a pack from the store would be just as easy. I assure you these crackers are no-fuss and incredibly satisfying with as little effort as driving to the store – bonus, you don’t need to leave the house during the busy holiday season. They also cost next to nothing when you consider a small box of crackers can cost you up to five or six dollars.
The dough itself is simple to make, no yeast or rising time, and the toppings are endless – anything you have on hand will do. Here I used salt, pepper, rosemary and dried onion. They reminded me of a cracker version of the Everything Bagel. They bake up crisp and store for up to a week, longer if frozen. They may be the easiest thing you bake this holiday.
Homemade Wheat-Free Everything Crackers
Makes 3 dozen
Special Equipment Needed:
Pastry Docker or Fork
Heat oven to 450°F: Place a rack in the lower third of the oven. Use parchment paper or silicone baking sheet to line a baking tray, set aside.