Recipe: Cheesy Starfish

April 4, 2013 | Recipe

Last week, my friend Militza posted a photo on Facebook of some “better than Goldfish” cheese crackers she was making for her girls, which sent me on a searching frenzy for healthier options I could bake in place of buying those little orange store-bought crackers (as yummy as they are, I never feel entirely guiltless eating them). There are so many recipes out there!

The one I ended up choosing from Smitten Kitchen sounded like a pretty great substitue, using mostly whole wheat flour (health win!). Interestingly (and yes, stupidly), I went in thinking that baking them from scratch like this would be a healthy snack option. Even more interestingly, it wasn’t until I was watching my little crackers bubbling and puffing away in the oven that it dawned on me that these probably belonged on the complete opposite end of the healthy spectrum. Brain fail.

Ok yes, in comparison to the little store-bought crackers, I at least know what went in them (no fake colours, no preservatives), but seeing as I knew what went in them, I have no excuse whatsoever for thinking they might be healthy. Maybe I did them wrong? The ones from the original recipe at least looked healthy, unlike mine.

ANYWAY. Having said all that, if there’s one thing I know about these little crackers, it’s that they are DELICIOUS. Not surprisingly thanks to the loads of cheese and butter, these little morsels are so moorish it’s hard not to just keep popping them into my mouth one after the other.

I won’t post the full recipe because it’s exactly the same as the one on Smitten Kitchen (find it here!). The only difference was that I didn’t have a cute little fish cutter, so instead of Goldfish, they became Starfish. Hope you don’t mind :)

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8 Comments

  1. these are adorable! GOSH I just love your blog!!

  2. These look very tasty indeed! But I’m not sure they can ever be healthy except perhaps in true moderation!

  3. ffadmin

    That’s so sweet of you Shari! Thank you :)

  4. ffadmin

    Oh, SO tasty Polly.. but I do feel a bit silly for ever thinking they might be healthy! Haha!

  5. The fact that they’re star-shaped makes them look even yummier. This would be great as a present for friends who like savoury snacks, thanks for sharing this recipe! Also, love the blog updates :)

    • ffadmin

      Hehe, thanks Trix! Everything tastes better when it’s in a fun shape! :)

  6. I remember seeing this on smitten kitchen and thinking that I would love to try this someday. Do you still have any left? ;)

  7. [...] Yum!  Home-made cheesy starfish look like an ideal and delicious [...]

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