Friday, October 30, 2015

Cheese Straws

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 t. salt
1 stick butter
1/2 block - 8 oz. sharp cheese (at least 2 cups)
1/4 t. cayenne pepper (if you want a little spice--or omit)

Grate the cheese - I use a food processor, then change to a cutting blade and add all ingredients into the food processor.  Usually, the butter is cut into tablespoons and added on top.  Process until it makes one big lump.  On wax paper, using a rolling pin, roll out dough until the desired thickness is achieved.  Cut into strips and put on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray, or use shortening to coat the pan. Cook at 350˚ for 15 minutes.  Goes really well with vegetable soup; cool and store excess cheese straws for another day.

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