Discover how fun it is to create delicious, creative snacks in your own kitchen! Cookbook author Cynthia Nims guides you through more than a dozen salty snacks, starting with tasty techniques for transforming popcorn and nuts with exotic seasonings. Dive into three irresistible versions of chips with a traditional potato chip recipe and other healthy varieties using kale, parsnips and carrots. Find out how to make crunchy, flavorful crackers from homemade dough, and create fresh pretzels in less than an hour. Finally, use puff pastry for elegant parmesan breadsticks and festive pesto pinwheels or make crunchy grissini, all sure to please at your next cocktail party. Plus, discover how to stock your pantry so you can whip up customizable DIY snacks whenever the craving strikes!
Learn the secret to making perfectly crunchy popcorn and how to season it with nori and sesame or your favorite spices. Then turn your focus to roasting as you make nuts seasoned with garlic, smoked paprika and a dash of cayenne.
The key to a perfect chip starts with choosing the right potato. Cynthia demonstrates how to get thin, even slices and shows you what to look for to achieve golden-brown, crispy chips every time. Learn how to make seasoned salts, carrot and parsnip chips and even baked kale chips.
Start with a simple cheddar and cornmeal cracker and work your way up to a yeasted saltine cracker as you learn how to roll out dough, make clean and even cuts and flavor your creations with numerous spices, seeds and other seasonings.
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