Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cheese Straws

In my quest to eliminate the grocery store, I'm trying lots of new recipes.  This one is kind of like a cheese biscuit in flavor.  Hubby didn't like them, but Morgan and I loved them.  We're the cheesy types anyway.  These are certainly for someone who likes cheese.

I got the recipe from Allrecipes I'll rewrite it here for those that don't wish to click on the link.

Cheese Straws
2 C flour
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 C butter
1 t baking powder
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup water

Make sure your butter is soft, but not melted.  Combine all ingredients except water, until well combined.  Add water slowly, until you have a very stiff dough.

Roll the dough in small batches on a lightly floured surface.  You want to have snakes slightly thicker than a pencil and about 4-5 inches long.  Arrange on a baking sheet.  They will puff quite a bit.

Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes, or until browned.  The original recipe called for 5 minutes, but I found mine needed closer to 10.  Maybe I made them too thick.
The little boy from up the street is currently devouring them.  I will probably try them with some wheat flour next time.  That will probably up the nuttiness and texture a bit.



Laura said...

Thank you for posting this recipe. I'll be making some tomorrow.

The Mom said...

I hope you like it Laura!

Thomas said...

Yum, I will definitely have to try this. I'm always looking for more homemade snack options for my young once. I'm just fed up with all of the packaging that's involved whenever you purchase anything from the supermarket these days.

The Mom said...

Thomas, the packaging is atrocious, and so are the ingredients. I'm always looking for ways to make things at home.