Every time I go to a winery (which seems like a rarity within itself) I always sucker myself into buying these crackers that are made with wine. They aren’t specific to the winery, but every winery I go to seems to carry the same 4 types, and I love them. They are also about $8 per bag, and the bag has about 12 crackers in it. Highway robbery. But I can’t stop myself.
So I’ve been dreaming about wine (did you see my last post?) and these crackers. So instead of trying to buy a case on Amazon and ration them out to myself, I decided to make them. So I could have them with my large glass of wine, which seems to be a must, now that Z’s entered three-dom. I also wanted to make these for my sister and new brother-in-law as part of my year of edible presents project. That way, they can celebrate with something tasty for the first year of their marriage.
They are magnificently easy, don’t take that long, and yes, your kid can help you make them (and even eat them, the wine is reduced for cooking like making any type of wine reduction sauce).
So here’s what you need;
1/2 cup of red wine
1 cup flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp fresh rosemary, washed
1/2 tea baking powder
1 1/2 tea black pepper (fresh cracked pepper is best)
1/2 tea salt
3 tbsp olive oil
First combine all your dry ingredients in a mixer.
Next, preheat your oven to 325 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Put your wine in a saucepan and let boil for 3-4 minutes or until reduced by half. Add your wine to a heat friendly glass and add olive oil. Gently mix. Add to your dry ingredients and mix away.
Take ball of dough and break of little pieces and roll them into small balls. Put on parchment paper and gently press down to form flat circles.
I did not cut up the rosemary as I love how the large pieces look. Plus I LOVE rosemary. If you don’t, chop it up OR use fresh oregano.
Bake for 10-15 minutes. They should sort of look like little crisp purple cookies.
They are however, nothing like cookies. They are GORGEOUS! The wine and the black pepper gives you a smokey sharp flavor and the rosemary rounds it out with a nice earthy tone. Pair these with cheese and a glass of wine!