Cheese Straws

April 2006
Cheese Straws

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Use a trim, easy-to-clean flat grater with large holes to grate the cheddar and parmesan.

Makes: 12 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter, grated
  • 1 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup ice water, plus more for sprinkling
  • Coarse salt
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Butter a large baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and grated butter. Add the cheeses and mix, using your hands, until well combined. Stir in the water. On a clean, floured work surface, knead the dough until smooth, sprinkling in a few drops of ice water if the dough is too dry. Shape into a disk.
  3. Roll out the disk to form a large rectangle (about 9 by 12 inches and 1/4 inch thick). Cut 1/2-inch strips from the longer side, then cut those in half to form 6-inch strips. Sprinkle the cheese straws with salt, transfer to the baking sheet with a spatula and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
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