CHEESE STRAWS

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CHEESE STRAWS
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Recipe type: Snack
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups (about 6 ounces) grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup LC pan bread flour
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (I like them hot, adjust for your own taste)
  • ½ teaspoon Coleman’s dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons half-and-half or cream
  • ***Vegans may substitute their favorite replacements for dairy products
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, combine the cheese, butter, flour, salt, cayenne pepper and garlic in five 5-second pulses until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the half-and-half and process until the dough forms a ball, about 10 seconds.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough into an 8- by 10-inch rectangle that is ⅛-inch thick. With a sharp knife (or a pizza or pastry wheel; both worked great), cut the dough into thin 8-inch strips, each ¼- to ⅓-inch wide (dipping the knife in flour after every few inches ensures a clean cut). Gently transfer the strips to a parchment lined cookie sheet, leaving at least ½-inch between them. The dough may sag or may break occasionally in the transfer. The straws can be any length, from 2 to 10 inches.
  4. Bake the straws on the middle rack for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the ends are browned. Remove from the oven and set the cookie sheet on a rack to cool.
  5. Serve at room temperature. Cheese straws will keep in the refrigerator, in a sealed container, for two days. They will not last an hour at a party.
 

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