THE DUCK FAMILY CRACKERS

160 ml (2/3 c) Carmien Tea Relax (rooibos & camomile), made with one tea bag and cooled till ice-cold

60 ml (4 T) olive oil

500 ml (2 c) cake flour

5 ml (1 t) salt 100 g grated strong Cheddar cheese

A sprinkling of poppy or sesame seeds (optional)

1 These crackers are ideal to serve as little gifts at the party

2 Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease 2 large baking sheets.

3 Mix the ice-cold tea an olive oil.

4 Place the flour, salt and grated cheese in the bowl of a food processor and mix till well mixed.

5 Slowly add the tea mixture through the spout. Process for at least 5 minutes till a firm dough forms around the blade.

6 Remove from the bowl, form in a ball, cover and cool for 15 minutes.

7 Roll out till about 3 mm thick, sprinkle with some seeds, use interesting cookie cutters and cut out shapes.

8 Arrange the crackers on the baking sheets and brush with olive oil.

9 Bake for about 5—8 minutes till done and with spots of golden brown on top.

10 Leave to cool on the baking sheets, then place in an airtight container.

11 Serve them with the milky’s.

PARTY GIFT IDEA:

1 Place a family of duck crackers in a cellophane bag, then place in a Carmien Tea-kiddy’s box or in a Carmien Tea tin. Also add a few Carmien Tea sachets.

2 Another idea is to open a Carmien Tea sachet, place a cracker inside. Use as a gift or as a name tag at the table for each kid.

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