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AMAIZE meal And Chive Crackers

00h 35m

Makes approximately four dozen 2" x 3.5" crackers.

  • 1  cup AMAIZE premium sifted maize meal
  • 3  tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in small cubes
  • 1 ¼  cup flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1  teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1/8  cup chives, finely chopped
  1. Heat oven to 350 ° F.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat one cup of water with the cubes of butter and salt. Allow the water to come to a gentle boil (the butter should be melted around the same time). Whisk in the maizemeal and cook for 2 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently. The mixture will be quite thick.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine maizemeal mixture with flour and chives. Mix until just combined. Try to avoid over-mixing as it will make the crackers tougher.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic and let rest in the refrigerator for a half hour.
  5. Lightly dust with flour a silpat or piece of parchment paper that is the same size as your baking sheet. Roll out a portion of the dough right on the paper or silpat. Try to get it as thin and even as you are able, without creating holes, ideally around 1/16th of an inch. Lightly sprinkle with more flour if the rolling pin starts to stick.
  6. Using cookie cutters, a rolling pastry cutter, pizza cutter or carefully with a knife, cut crackers in desired shape. Remove excess dough and sprinkle crackers liberally with additional kosher salt.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning the sheet once in the oven about half way through. Crackers are ready when they are beginning to turn light brown around the edges and are no longer pliable. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  8. Will keep in an airtight container for a week.
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