Cheese Straws

Baking, Nibbles | November 23, 2016 | By

Looking for something moreish to nibble on when serving drinks? You should definitely give these a go!

Cheese Straws
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Ingredients
  1. 9 oz plain flour
  2. 9 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese
  3. 9 oz frozen butter
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. Pinch cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
  2. Grate cheese using the shredding attachment of your food processor. Transfer cheese to a separate bowl.
  3. Grate frozen butter using the shredding attachment of your food processor. Transfer butter to a separate bowl.
  4. Replace shredding attachment with the steel blade attachment. Add flour and cheese, blend until mixed. Add frozen butter, salt and cayenne pepper. Blend until mixture forms a ball.
  5. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured board and roll out to 3/8 inch in thickness with a rolling pin. Cut into finger sized strips or desired shapes and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and chill for at least 10 minutes before baking.
  6. Bake until golden brown - approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Tool Tip
  1. A wine bottle makes a great substitute for a rolling pin if you don't have one.
Make Ahead Tip
  1. Cheese straws can be stored up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. Crisp straws prior to serving by baking in a 400 degree F oven for a few minutes.
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