A couple of my totally awesome work buddies are trying to kick off one of the greatest businesses Sacramento could ever gain (that is of course, in my opinion). It is called Off The Chain Bike Bus Tours. Bike buses are growing in popularity and I would LOVE to see one brought to Sacramento! Come on, riding a pedal powered bike throughout Sacramento with 15 of your closest friends, making stops at your favorite bars and restaurants, enjoying the scenes, all while burning calories. How much better could it get!?!?
Since this business will launch in November I am already planning my first bike bus outing. I envision a day of hopping from bar to bar and peddling around town with all my best friends. Being the experienced drinker I am, I know that will require some solid carbs, such as these fabulous homemade cheddar crackers. I made these the other day and they went perfectly with ice-cold beer. (I’m sure they’d go great with a soda pop or water too if that’s your cup of tea.) These crackers are light, fluffy, buttery, and cheesy and are absolutely perfect if you are just sitting around having drinks with family and friends or even for a picnic, Sunday hike, or beer bus tour around Sacramento.
3/4 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
dash of paprika
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Cover and refrigerate dough for 45 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375º.
- Shape the dough into 1″ balls and place a couple of inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Press down with a fork leaving hatch marks on top.
- Bake for 12–14 minutes or until the edges just start to turn a nice golden color.
- Leave on baking sheet to cool for 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Note: These crackers will stay fresh in an airtight container for several days.
Recipe adapted from Chef in Training.