Appetizer Cracker Basket

Appetizer Cracker Basket

Wow guests with your appetizer-serving style!

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cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
cup cornmeal or semolina (pasta) flour
teaspoon salt
cup warm water
4-quart ovenproof bowl
tablespoon sesame seed, mustard seed, poppy seed or coarse ground black pepper
Cheese and fruit, if desired
  1. Mix flour, cornmeal, salt and water until smooth. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 12 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray outside of bowl with cooking spray; place upside down in 15x10x1-inch pan. Shape dough into 2 balls. Roll each ball on lightly floured surface with rolling pin until 1/8 inch thick. Sprinkle with sesame seed; gently roll seed into dough. Shape 1 dough, seed side down, over bowl, pleating if necessary. Place remaining dough for cracker bread, seed side up, on cookie sheet lined with cooking parchment paper.
  3. Bake basket 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown; remove from oven. Set oven control to broil. Broil dough for cracker bread with top 6 to 8 inches from heat 3 to 5 minutes; turn over and broil 3 to 5 minutes longer or until light brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove basket from bowl. Break cracker bread into pieces. Fill basket with cracker bread and cheeses.
Makes 3 dozen crackers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If necessary, cover with foil during baking to keep the basket from browning too much.
Parchment paper can be found in supermarkets next to the foil and plastic wrap.
Did You Know
Nutrition was calculated for the entire recipe, including the edible basket.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cracker)
  • Calories 10
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 15mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges: FreeCarbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.