Saturday, May 14, 2011

salty salty cheese straws

Had cravings for salty cheese biscuits
I remember making them w mum when I was a kid
The cheddar cheese we used was the kraft kind
that came in a blue box, wrapped in foil
Asked mum if she could remember but she couldn’t

Anyhoos, with more spare time on my hands now
i decided to make instead of buy them
googled and found on a recipe for them
the good thing about is that it allows you to switch between imperial and metric units,
and also adjust the qty you wished to make
the recipe would adjust the amounts accordingly -
it's really a no-brainer

• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (I used mainland vintage cheddar)
• 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons margarine
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I skipped this)
• 1/4 teaspoon salt (skip this if the cheese u are using is already v salty!)
• 1/4 cup water (I didn’t use up all the water because the cheese I used was rather soft and was worried the dough might become too sticky)

• Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
• Combine the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper, salt, grated cheese and butter or margarine in a bowl and mix until well combined. Add water a little bit at a time to make a very stiff dough.
• On a lightly floured surface, roll pieces of the dough into just slightly thicker than pencil shaped sticks. Cut sticks into 4 to 5 inch lengths. Arrange the pieces on the baking sheet.
• Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 minutes or until browned.

And they taste really yummy!!!
shared them w my family and they said it was great too
Overall no fuss to make because you don’t need an electric beater
i didn't have a rolling pin, so improvised w a pringles bottle wrapped with foil
if you don't have a rolling pin, a wine bottle will do the job too

The only tough bit was grating this particular cheese because it was rather crumbly. Get a really hard cheese if you wanna have an easier time grating.
But I really love the taste of this vintage cheddar, so it was worth it! =)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yummy.. pls make for our next gathering!!!!