Need a crispy cracker for dipping your favorite spreads? Souffle Crackers Recipe will be your go too scoop for dipping or serving with soup. A great appetizer featuring saltine crackers, ice water, melted butter, a little bit of cayenne pepper and white sesame seeds. You and your guests will love these crunchy little crackers.
How to Make Souffle Crackers
The crackers are soaked briefly in ice cold water, patted dry then brushed with melted butter with cayenne. Once the crackers are coated, lightly sprinkle with white sesame seeds. You could also sprinkle with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Best Saltine Crackers for this Recipe
“Saltine or soda cracker’ is a thin, usually square cracker usually made from white flour, sometimes yeast (although many are yeast free), and baking soda, with most varieties lightly sprinkled with coarse salt. It has perforations over its surface, as well as a distinctively dry and crisp texture.
Some familiar brand names of saltine crackers are Christie’s Premium (Canada), Nabisco‘s Premium (U.S.), Sunshine Biscuits‘ Krispy (U.S.), Keebler‘s Zesta (U.S.) (both owned by Kellogg’s), Molinos Modernos’ Hatuey (Dominican Republic) and Noel‘s Saltín (Colombia). Unsalted tops as well as whole grain saltines can also be found.” According to Wikipedia. Who knew there were so many saltine crackers, not to mention gluten free.
I uses Premium crackers but Zesta will also work for this recipe. You will not be crushing the crackers but laying them flat on a baking sheet to re-crisp. Soaking the crackers briefly in ice water makes the crackers puff up during baking. To be honest, I haven’t tested any gluten free or other saltine crackers for this recipe. Let me know if you try a different kind. The point is the crackers should puff up and be crisp after baking.
Additional Seasonings for Crackers
Brushing with melted butter and cayenne really adds additional flavor to the saltine. You could try other seasoning to the butter, like garlic, lemon/lime juice, taco seasoning, ranch dressing-dry packet.
Hope you will try this recipe. It was given to me 30 years ago from a cooking class I attended. We had these crackers with a salad.
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Souffle Cracker Recipe|Appetizer
- Yield: 48 crackers 1x
48 saltine crackers
1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
White sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush two baking sheets with melted butter.
Fill large pan with ice water. Add crackers and let float to absorb water, but not soggy.
Remove crackers carefully; allow excess water to drain off.
Transfer to baking sheets; mix cayenne pepper with butter. Lightly brush crackers with butter mixture and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 300 degrees and continue baking until golden- 5 -10 minutes.
Store in sealed container when cool.