Pesto crackers

Pesto crackers
These are delicious little aperitif biscuits, really crisp and with the full-on flavour of pesto.

They can be eaten on their own with dips, such as hot tomato or houmous.
21,2183.9/5 for 34 ratings
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Last modified on: November 8th 2017

For 60 pieces, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Put into a food-mixer bowl: 100 ml milk, 250 g flour, 10 g butter, 150 g Pesto and 1 teaspoon fine (or table) salt.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Knead until evenly mixed.

Stage 3 - 1 hour
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Gather the dough into a thick block, wrap in plastic film, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Note: This dough can be made the day before.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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After refrigerating, roll out the dough quite thinly (ideally, 2-3 mm or a bare 1/8 inch).

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Cut into small rectangles...

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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...and arrange on a baking sheet. Though it is not essential, at this stage, you can sprinkle a little grated parmesan over the crackers, if you wish.

Stage 7 - 20 min.
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Bake for about 20 minutes. Do watch for the biscuits browning. You will probably need to turn the tray back to front towards the end of cooking.

Stage 8
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.


If your crackers a getting old (after a few days), you can revive them before serving by putting them in a hot oven at 390°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.


A few days in an airtight tin.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,256 Kcal or 5,259 Kj56 gr201 gr91 gr
63 %22 %19 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
230 Kcal or 963 Kj10 gr37 gr17 gr
11 %4 %3 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
21 Kcal or 88 Kj1 gr3 gr2 gr
1 %<1 %<1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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