I won’t forget the cheese straws that my mother made for my father. The only difference was that she did not add cayenne pepper. These make wonderful hors d’oevres.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- ¾ cup margarine
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup water
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.
Prep time: 25 mins / Cooking time: 5 mins / Total time: 30 mins
Serving: 48 / Yield: 4 dozen