Saturday, June 21, 2008

Southern Cheese Straws

375° - 10 minutes. Makes 4 dz


1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

2 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. salt


Cream butter well using electric mixer. Add remaining ingredients and combine well, first with blender, then with clean hands, scraping bowl as you go. Place half of crumby mixture in a small pile at the center of a square of wax paper and fold wax paper over pile. Shake mixture into fold of wax paper and carefully press and roll mixture into a 1 to 1 1/2 inch tube. Freeze for several hours or overnight. (Or place in a sealed plastic bag and store for up to a month.)

When ready to serve, remove tubes from freezer and allow to stand 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 375° F. Slice dough thinly and place disks onto a baking sheet covered with parchment or Silpat. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not brown. Allow to cool slightly then remove to wire cooling rack.

Notes from :

Cheese straws may be served warm or at room temperature and will be delicate and breakable, so handle them gently.

source: Fried Okra at Blissfully Domestic

1 comment:

tegdirb92 said...

I tried these and failed miserably!! Oh well, I made a concerted effort.

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