I want to share a delicious recipe for cheese wafers, but first I must disclose some breaking news from The List. A friend snagged a last-minute reservation at La Esquina for my husband and me for tonight (thanks, Jeremy!). This is exciting news as it’s proven impossible to get a reservation at this perennial hotspot (La Esquina gets my nod for the most annoying reservation line voicemail – “We deeply apologize…”). At some point in the near future, the reality that we are buying an apartment and need to scale back our spending accordingly will set in, but for the time being, we are still living the good life. I look forward to bringing you my findings on La Esquina.
On to the cheese wafers, which I made over the weekend. This recipe comes from my best friend, Maggie (check out her new blog – The Tally), straight out of her mom’s kitchen in the 1970s. Note the inclusion of two classic 70s ingredients – rice krispies and cayenne. The wafers are extremely easy to prepare and pair nicely with a crisp glass of wine or champagne.
2 sticks butter
2 cups grated sharp cheese
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream together above ingredients and then add 2 cups rice krispies. Form in to small balls and then mash with a fork (as with peanut butter cookies). Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Makes 5-6 dozen wafers.
My only suggestion is that the wafers needed more salt so I might use salted butter next time.