Crisp homemade crackers flavored with baconand mustard.
Recipe: Bacon Mustard Crisps
8 slices smoked bacon1/2 cup ice water1/4 cup Dijon mustard2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon white pepper6 tablespoons cold butter, cutinto 6 pieces
Place oven rack in middle position. Preheatoven to 450°F (230°C).
Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp.Place on paper towels to drain and reserve 2 tablespoons of bacondrippings. Finely chop bacon.
In a food processor fitted with the metalblade, combine water, mustard and 2 tablespoons bacon drippings.Process until just blended.
In a food processor fitted with the metalblade, combine flour, salt, baking powder and white pepper. Processto combine. Add cold butter; pulse until mixture resemblescoarse meal. Add mustard mixture and pulse until just blended.Add bacon and pulse one or two times, just enough to blend inbacon.
Place mixture on lightly floured worksurface. With a floured rolling pin, roll dough to a 1/8-inchthickness. Dip 2-inch round cutter in flour and press into dough.Place rounds on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Gather scraps androll out and continue to cut out as many rounds as possible.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to12 minutes,or until golden. Transfer to cooling racks. Servewith cheese and fruit.
Yield: about 80 crackers.
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