Sesame cheese crackers

Sesame cheese crackers

These home-made sesame cheese crackers are better than store-bought crackers!

  • 15 mins
  • Makes about 30
  • Easy


  • 310ml cake flour
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch salt
  • 150g butter, grated
  • 120g mature Cheddar, grated
  • 40g pecorino, finely grated
  • 60ml black or white sesame seeds


  1. Sift the flour, cayenne and salt together. Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs. Add cheeses and knead until it forms a dough.
  2. Roll dough into 2 x 15cm logs. Place seeds on a plate and roll the logs in this until coated. Roll each up in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line baking trays with baking paper. Cut logs into 7mm slices and place on baking trays. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked. Cool on trays.

Make ahead: these logs can also be kept frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Bring to room temperature before slicing.

Magazine issue date: January, 2017

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

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