Leftover Pastry = Cheesy Herb Crackers…

“Pastry + cheese = lip-smacking satisfaction.”

~ Isobel King

This week, I’m using up my leftover short crust pastry from my

asparagus tart

Thyme for Savoury Asparagus Tart.


Don’t throw away the scraps…make crackers!


There’s thyme in this pastry, but any herb will do!


  • Left over shortcrust pastry, with thyme
  • Parmesan cheese, grated finely
  • Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper


Gather the scraps and roll out veryย thinly.


Grate on some parmesan and roll again.


Make patterns with a fork!


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยบC/ 400ยบF/ gas mark 6
  2. Roll out the pastry as thinly as possible.
  3. Grate on the parmesan cheese and roll over again.
  4. Use a pizza wheel or knife to cut the dough into small squares.
  5. Use a fork to prick the pastry squares.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, until cooked, but still pale in colour.
  7. Grind the sea salt and pepper over the warm crackers.
  8. Leave ย to cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Serve with cream cheese, pickles and fresh fruit.


Transfer to a parchment-lined baking tray.


Season when still warm.


Snack time!

I love making food from leftovers…


Francesย ๐Ÿ˜‰


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