Cheese Straws

Cheesy, in the good sense.
Enough for a small dinner party. You might want to double this.
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6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese

4 TBL butter (half a stick)

3/4 cup flour

crushed red pepper flakes

1 TBL milk

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grate

  • 6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese

In food processor, combine cheese,

  • 4 TBL butter (cut up into pieces)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

and pulse until it forms crumbs, then add

  • 1 TBL milk

Pulse for a few seconds and it will form a ball. Roll out on floured board to form an 8- x 10-inch rectangle.  Cut into strips, about 1/4-inch wide. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet(s), ATTNleaving space between the dough as it will spread slightly.

Bake about 12-15 minutes, making sure they get a golden color and the edges begin to brown. Cool entire baking sheet on rack, then gently transfer to a drinking glass to serve. Leftovers should be kept in a sealed container.

Adapted from  Smitten Kitchen.

 

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