Thursday, 29 January 2015

Wholemeal Cheddar Cheese Goldfish Crackers

The legendary goldfish crackers have always been one of my hubby's fave so I've been wanting to try this out for quite some time. I finally got down to it today. It was not difficult, just a wee bit more time consuming during the cutting.


1 cup Origins wholemeal flour
8 oz (240ml) of organic cheddar cheese, grated
4 tbsps of cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 tbsps of water


1. Add the flour & butter to a food processor & pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

2. Add cheese, 1 tbsp at a time & pulse. Then, add water, also 1 tbsp at a time & pulse. Feel the dough & if it shapes easily into a ball, it is ready.

3. Flatten between 2 pieces of greaseproof paper & chill for 15 minutes so as to make the butter cold to achieve puffier crackers.

4. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.

5. Roll the dough about 3mm thick (thinner = crispier but not paper thin), cut out your desired shapes & place them in neat rows on one of the greaseproof papers.

6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes depending on the thickness of your crackers. 

7. Cool completely on a cooling rack before storing in an airtight container for up to 1 week (mine will be long gone before that..lolz).

I did three trays' worth in total. The first tray was a tad too brown but super fragrant & crispy. I find that there's a very slight bitter aftertaste but hubby insisted that they tasted great & he liked them as they were. I took out the 2nd tray slightly earlier & they were a bit softer in the centres. I asked my hubby which texture he wants for the third tray & he chose 'in between'. In the end, the third tray turned out the most ideal & the trick here is to remove them as soon as a faint fragrant aroma starts diffusing from the oven. I'm sure I'll be baking more of these very soon as both my 'boys' enjoy them tremendously ~.^


  1. Thanks for sharing. Where did u buy the cookie cutter? Thanks in advance

  2. Thanks for sharing. Where did u buy the cookie cutter? Thanks in advance

    1. The pleasure's mine! I bought it from Daiso ;)