Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cheesy Peachy Cracker Bites

After putting the fourth batch of the graham crackers in the oven I decided to break the monotony of the rectangular shape with some little rounds having in mind to use them for a multi layered dessert. Lately I enjoy making multi layered desserts with a cookie base. Besides when they are bite size small you can eat them directly with your hands.

Cheesy Peachy Cracker Bites Recipe:

For the Graham Crackers – see the recipe here

For the Cheesy Layer:
  • 125 gr cream cheese;
  • 35 gr butter;
  • 50 gr confectioners' sugar.
In a medium bowl whisk together the cream cheese and the butter until creamy, then whisk in the sifted confectioners' sugar.

For the Peachy Layer:
  • 3 peaches;
  • 1 tsp agar agar in powder;
  • 100 gr sugar (or to taste).
Note: You can substitute the agar agar for a gelatine, but since Silvia is a vegetarian we stick to the agar agar.
Peel and pit the peaches, then puree them in a food blender. In a small bowl mix well the sugar and the agar agar (to prevent forming of jellied lumps later). Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan over a medium heat. Let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes till all the sugar and agar agar are dissolved and the peach puree is well cooked. The temperature must be above 85ÂșC in order to melt the agar agar. Stir all the time. When ready transfer the peach jelly to a paper lined shallow pan. Make smooth with an offset spatula. Wait until cool then put the plate in the fridge to set.

To assemble:

Fill a pastry bag fitted with the tip you prefer (we used closed star tip) with the cheesy mixture and pipe nice swirls onto the graham crackers.
Using a cookie cutter with the form of the crackers cut rounds of the peach jelly and mount them on top of the cheesy layer. Then pipe again some of the cheesy mixture on top of the jelly.

1 comment:

  1. What cute little bite sized treats. Love the color of the peach jelly.



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