Wednesday, 10 March 2010

cheese sticks or cheese straws
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup soften margarine
  • 2 cups grated italian cheese (stink cheese, the super cheap stuff you feel kind of bad putting on top of your spaghetti)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
combine the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. rub in the margarine. your mix should look kind of like bread crumbs. add the water a little bit at a time while you mix. you know- add a little, mix. add some more mix some more. i was able to mix everything with a fork. it's really super easy and makes a nice lump of dough. i divided the dough into two lumps and rolled them out on a lightly floured surface. i then cut the dough into strips

and laid them  out on a baking sheet i lined with parchment paper. i also used a cookie sheet, unlined to see which cooked better.(baking sheet with parchment liner won)

 i baked in a preheated oven at 205degrees C, so that's like 400something in F. cook like 5-8min, they want to be golden brown but not burnt.

this recipe makes a ton of sticks. good for if you have a party or something. if it's just going to be you and a little kid eating them it might be a good idea to make half a batch. let totally cool and then store in an airtight container. they should be good for 5 days or so before going stale.
they aren't super cheesy tasting. i'm going to make a batch of garlic mayo for dipping.

garlic mayo
chop 1 or 2 clove of garlic and mix into 3/4 cup of mayo. i also add a little dried parsley. let sit in the fridge for a few hours for the flavor to develop.

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