Appetizer Cracker Basket

Wow guests with your appetizer-serving style!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup cornmeal or semolina (pasta) flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup warm water
4-quart ovenproof bowl
1
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.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition was calculated for the entire recipe, including the edible basket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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