Roasted Garlic-Asiago Dip With Cheese Crackers

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
50 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the crackers:
  • 1/2 cup grated asiago cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough, at room temperature
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 large egg
  • For the dip:
  • 1 head elephant garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated asiago cheese (about 2 ounces)
  • Kosher salt
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Directions

Make the crackers: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the asiago and cayenne in a small bowl. Dust the pizza dough lightly with flour, then run it through a pasta roller, adjusting the setting thinner each time and dusting with more flour as needed, until about 1/8 inch thick.

Lightly beat the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl. Brush the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle liberally with the asiago-cayenne mixture. Using a pizza wheel, cut the dough crosswise into triangles. Place the dough triangles on a baking sheet and bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet.

Meanwhile, make the dip: Place the garlic in a small baking dish and roast in the oven until very soft when squeezed, about 40 minutes; let cool 10 minutes. Cut the top off the garlic and squeeze the roasted cloves out of the skin.

Place the roasted garlic in a food processor, add the asiago and season with salt. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil. Drizzle in up to 1/4 cup water if the dip is too thick. Taste and make sure it is delicious; re-season if needed. Serve with the crackers.

Photograph by Sam Kaplan


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