Sunday, February 21, 2010

Photos with my sister and a recipe

My sister and I played with her camera the other day and thought it would be fun to post her "starter photos". She is interested in photography and recently bought a sweet new camera but these shots are with her little Sony point-and-shoot. Not bad but I am really looking forward to the damage the two of us are going to do with my cooking skills and her photography skills in the near future!

The photos (in order) are my Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Lemon Curd and Butter Crackers.

Recipe for: Butter Crackers

1 package active dry yeast
1/3C milk (warmed to 105 degrees F)
1C flour
3 large eggs (beaten)
3T sugar
2T whole milk
1t salt
1 3/4C bread flour
12T butter

Combine yeast and milk and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Add flour and previously beaten eggs then sugar, whole milk and salt. Mix well and add remaining flour. Knead for about 10 minutes with the dough hook attachment. Once dough is smooth add butter in 3 batches and beat very well. Place dough in an oiled bowl and rise until doubled in volume (approximately 1 hour). Punch dough down and knead lightly. Chill, covered, in the refrigerator for 4 hours. Roll dough out on a lightly oiled counter to desired thickness (or in this case "thinness"). You want these crackers to crisp up when baked so roll them to near paper thin and slice or cut into desired shapes. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt (I also used parmesan cheese) and bake 15 minutes at 350. Cool completely and enjoy.


  1. Cooking with your sister is the best! We are so lucky to have a sister to cook with, and that they live close. I'll have to give your crakers a try, up until this year I had never made my own and now I'm hooked!

  2. Cute photos! ;) We are going to do some major damage in the near future. :)

  3. I especially love the cracker photos. Great silver tray!

  4. Nice photos! Everything looks yummy too, especially that lemon curd!!

  5. I'll bet you and your sister are going to have a great time with her new camera. The butter crackers sound like something I wouldn't be able to stop eating.

  6. Glad you had such a fun time with your sister. I will have to try those crackers.