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Savory cheese hearts recipe.

Flaky Cheese Hearts

These homemade flaky crackers are great to nibble on with a glass of wine or as a savory snack for treating your guests. Bake them with this easy recipe as well!
Course Snack
Cuisine Czech
Keyword Cheese recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 45kcal



  • 1 stick unsalted butter (112 g) take it out of fridge around 30 minutes before baking
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup grated cheese (120 g) fat content 40-45%, e.g. Italian cheese Provolone
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds whole
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds whole


  • Put the butter cut into pieces in a bowl. Add the egg yolk, finely grated cheese, flour, and salt. Make a fine, smooth dough out of the ingredients. Wrap it in cling film and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, line a baking tray with parchment paper. Dust the working surface with a bit of flour and get a rolling pin.
  • Roll out the rested dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch (0.6 cm) – not too thin! Use a cookie cutter to cut out hearts. Using a flat knife, transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush the egg white over the surface of the hearts. Sprinkle some of them with whole caraway seeds, others with poppy seeds.
  • Bake the hearts in a preheated oven at 356°F / 180°C (upper and lower heating) for 20 minutes until the surface is golden.


  • Makes about 40 heart-shaped crackers.
  • SERVING: Arrange the baked heart crackers in a bowl or on a platter and serve as a savory treat. They are excellent with a glass of wine or a beer.
  • In addition to the poppy and caraway seeds, sprinkle the hearts with sesame seedssweet ground paprika, or any good spice mix you have tried.
  • During baking, the hearts will puff up and become fluffy. They are soft and kind of fragile. 
  •  STORAGE: Store baked cheese hearts in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. They'll keep for about a week.


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg