Remember when your mom would scold you for playing with your food? Well, we at Milton’s are incurably addicted to playing with our food – and finding new ways of preparing, serving and enjoying our products. So, we dedicate this blog to some summer fun – and to exploring the surprising uses of Milton’s Crackers.
Ever gotten home from running errands and had the munchies for a quick but healthy snack, that doesn’t just plain “come out of a bag”? Perhaps you get that surprise phone call from Aunt Bertha that she’s coming over – and will be there in 10 minutes. What to prepare? We at Milton’s like to turn these moments of crisis into moments of cracker genius.
“Milton’s Magic Pizzas”: You’ve probably noticed our Gourmet Crackers are a little bit larger in diameter than the average cracker – which makes them great for mini pizza’s. Here’s a quick recipe that we can whip up in no time: Take a quantity of Milton’s Gourmet Crackers (whatever flavor you prefer: Original Multi-Grain, Garlic & Herb, Everything, Whole Wheat) and lay them out on a cookie sheet. Use a butter knife to put a thin layer of pasta (or marinara) sauce on each. Put on your toppings – but don’t over do it! We like mini pepperoni or diced ham! And then cover each with a small amount of shredded mozzarella cheese. Pop these in the oven for two minutes until the cheese is melted, maybe a bit bubbly – but take care that these don’t burn! Serve on a platter and enjoy.
“CheeseQuake”: No, this isn’t all that earth shattering, but we like to use our crackers to kick up our cheese cake recipes. Rather than using your traditional graham crumbs to make the graham cracker crust, try using our Multi-Grain or whole wheat crackers for the base of your crust. You’ll love the nuttier, more robust flavor that this gives your desserts – and how it complements the cheesecake. Just take Milton’s crackers and put them in a food processor to get cracker crumbs, then use this as you would in any recipe. (Works really well with both baked and no-bake cheesecake recipes!) Besides, when your guests have that first bite of the dessert – you’ll have a great secret of what made your recipe just that little bit extra special.
“S’mores & Tarts”: Many fun food moments come when you can use a food in a new and different way. Here is our take on summertime S’mores: Take our Bite Size (Snacking Size) Multi-Grain or Whole Wheat Crackers, mini marshmallows, and your favorite “fun size” chocolate squares to make a mini-S’more with that Milton’s crunch! What sets these off is the combination of the sweet of the chocolate, the rich cocoa notes, the salty crackers and the pillowy softness of the marshmallow (excuse us, while we get a napkin!) These are just the right size – for adults and kids alike!
So next time you think that crackers are best kept for soups or fancy entertaining – take a moment to zig when you want to zag! We love to be creative – and love to hear back from you about your creative cracker talents. Submit your ideas in the comments section below – we’ll take the best ideas and post them to our website. Thanks, and talk to you next time!