Saturday, June 21, 2008

Southern Cheese Straws

375° - 10 minutes. Makes 4 dz

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

2 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. salt


Directions:

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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