Cheese StrawsThursday, March 02, 2006
I made cheese straws this week - they turned out *so* unbelievably yummy.
This recipe makes about 80 mini cheese straws, so there's plenty to give out to friends, too.
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I just grated the cheese in my Cuisinart)
1-1/2 c. flour (all-purpose, I like White Lily)
8 tbsp butter, softened
2 egg yolks, beaten
hot sauce (use as much or as little as you like...I like them a little hot)
Directions:Preheat the oven to 400*. Take two baking sheets, and cover each with parchment paper.
Grate cheese in Cuisinart:
Add flour, then butter. Once that's mixed in well, add the egg yolks, hot sauce, and salt. Keep mixing for another minute, just until it's incorporated.
At this point, either put the mixture into a pastry bag with a star or other pretty tip, or use a ziploc bag and cut a small/medium-size hole out of one of the bottom corners:
Squeeze the mixture out onto your prepared baking sheet. You can make long cheese straws - I like these little mini ones:
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes:
Plate them and serve immediately - they're *so good* when they're hot: