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.
16,5013.9/5 for 32 ratings
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Last modified on: November 8th 2017

For 20 pieces, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 20 pieces 30 pieces 60 pieces 120 pieces 180 pieces

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21 min.1 hour20 min.1 hour 41 min.
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A few days in an airtight tin.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Put into a food-mixer bowl: 33 ml milk, 83 g flour, 3 g butter, 50 g Pesto and 13 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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
615 Kcal or 2,575 Kj19 gr67 gr31 gr
31 %7 %6 %5 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
339 Kcal or 1,419 Kj10 gr37 gr17 gr
17 %4 %3 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
31 Kcal or 130 Kj1 gr3 gr2 gr
2 %<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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