In 2010, Sheridans undertook to create the perfect cracker to accompany cheese. Along with baker Richard Graham Leigh in Clonakilty, Co Cork, we came up with a handmade range of crackers which we reckon fits the bill! The ingredients used in our crackers are strikingly simple, Our Irish Brown Bread Bread cracker; the core product in the range, uses just 4 traditional Irish ingredients, including buttermilk to impart the distinctive Irish Brown Bread taste. We were thrilled to win the Irish Food Writer’s Guild 2013 producer award for our crackers, as well as John and Sally McKenna’s Bridgestone award for best new artisan product in 2012.
Irish Brown Bread Crackers
Ingredients: Stone-ground wholemeal flour, butter, buttermilk, sea salt We use flour stone-ground at Macroom Oatmeal Mills, butter from Bandon Co-op and buttermilk produced by the Cronin family from Belgooly; all in County Cork. Pack Size: 140g
Rye & Linseed Crackers
Ingredients: Stone-ground organic rye flour (60%), wheat flour (40%), olive oil, linseeds, sea salt. These are made using rye flour which is grown and milled at Dunany Farm in Co. Louth, along with unbleached wheat flour, olive oil and with brown linseeds (also known as flax seeds) baked in to the mix. Pack Size: 140g
Mixed Seed Crackers
Ingredients: Unbleached wheat flour, butter, seeds (sesame, poppy and linseeds), sea salt. These are made with unbleached wheat flour, sprinkled with linseeds, sesame and poppy seeds.We use butter from Bandon Co-op in County Cork. Pack Size:120g
Apart from being fantastic for cheese boards this truly Irish range of crackers are ideal for use in hors d’oevres and canapés, or to accompany any sort of dip or spread that takes your fancy. Try toppings such as crab meat and cream cheese with seasonal herbs to wonderful effect, but don’t forget that they are equally at home with a little butter and jam!
More About Sheridans Irish Crackers…
We have wanted to create the perfect cracker for cheese for many years now, as luck would have it at the beginning of 2011, we met Richard and Jane Graham Leigh, who make a range of handmade biscuits in Dunmanway, West Cork. We described what we were looking for; something plain but tasty, crisp and quite thin. Many months of experimentation ensued; trying different ingredients, styles, shapes, adjusting thicknesses and salt content, trying different flours, experimenting with different types of oil and butter and deciding on the varieties. During our very first meeting, we came up with the idea of a brown bread cracker using buttermilk, and this particular experimentation was probably the most exciting part of the process, as it has resulted in a truly unique cracker, which we see as the core product in the range. The ingredients are strikingly simple and Irish as much as is possible, mostly in fact sourced in close proximity to the bakery itself. Apart from being perfect for cheese boards, these crisp and delicious crackers are ideal for use in canapés.