can be frozen, thawed, and then sliced and baked when company arrives.
together in a bowl:
1 1/2cups finely grated
3/4cup all-purpose flour
1teaspoon finely grated lemon
3/4teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Add and cut in with
2 knives or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs:
4tablesponns(1/2stick) cold butter, cut into small pieces
Make a well
in the center and add:
1 1/2tablespoons water
1teaspoon fresh lemon
Stir with a fork just until the mixture forms a dough. Briefly
knead the dough just until combined.Transfer to a sheet of wax paper and,using
the way paper as an aid, shape it into a squared-off log,about 11inches long.
Wrap in the way paper and refrigerate until firm enough to slice,about 1hour.(The
dough can be prepared up to this point 2days in advance,)
oven to 375e
Cut the dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices and arrange 1inch
apart on baking sheets. Bake one sheet at a time until the crackers are golden
around the edges,about 10minutes. Transfer carefully with a spatula to a rack
and let cool completely.
Sprinkle with:Coarsely ground black pepper.