This month the blog I was assigned was Searching for Dessert, which is written by a former pastry chef. There are so many tempting, mouth-watering sweet treats to choose from, like Inside Out Cinnamon Rolls, Orange Creamsicle Rolls, and Banana Brownies w/ Peanut Butter Drizzle. But ultimately I went with a savory appetizer. Ashley's 6th grade graduation plans are underway and I'm trying out and looking for appetizer recipes to serve at the party.
These Manchego Cheese Straws were a huge hit. And you wouldn't believe how easy they are to make. I made some again today for our Sunday lunch with my in-laws and they disappeared within minutes. So clearly we have a keeper on our hands.
Manchego Cheese Straws
(Recipe from Searching for Dessert)
- 1-1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup butter, chilled
- 3 oz. manchego cheese
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons milk
Sift the flour, salt, and pepper into a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or potato masher, add the butter until the mixture resembles peas. Mix in the cheese, egg yolks, and milk. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Divide dough in half. Roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough into 1/2-inch strips. Twist strips 3 or 4 times before arranging on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Enjoy!