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A From-Scratch Cracker to Instantly Upgrade Cocktail Hour
Homemade cheese crackers aren't complicated to make, and easily elevate any hors d'oeuvres spread. You can customize them based on your taste (using a mild or bold cheese), and they're fantastic nibbled with a glass of champagne. The recipe, from the new book Le Creuset Cookbook, has you start with pulsing flour, crumbled blue cheese, butter, thyme, honey and salt in a food processor until the mixture forms a stiff dough. Shape it into a log, wrap in parchment paper and chill until firm. A few hours later (or the next day), slice the dough and bake the rounds for about 15 minutes until they're lightly browned.

Get the recipe: Blue Cheese Galettes