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stilton and walnut crackers

It’s Olympics time, and I spent all weekend engrossed in the action.  I can’t get enough of that sporty action.  I even watched my first water polo match – hello, water polo men.

In celebration of the great host country, I thought of making some delectable crackers made of two things distinctly British – stilton blue cheese and walnuts.  Seriously, that just screams “Cheerio!”

I love making cheese crackers (like the cheddar ones I’ve made before) – they are so easy and versatile.

This time around, I whipped these up in my food processor.  Next time I might just use my stand mixer instead to get more chucks of blue cheese and walnut.  This time everything got mixed up pretty evenly.  To each his own – right?

Ingredients

1/4 pound of butter, room temperature
8 oz. stilton blue cheese, room temperature
2 cups walnuts, chopped
1 cup flour

In a food processor, mix together the blue cheese and the butter with the flour until a soft dough forms.  Start adding the chopped walnuts and mix until combined.

Take the dough out and put it on a sheet of parchment or wax paper. Form into a log and wrap the paper around the log.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.

To bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Unwrap the dough and slice the crackers in 1/4 inch slices.  Place on a lined cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes or until golden on the edges.  Allow to cool on a baking rack.