For those who have asked - the cheese straw recipe

First, the visit from Bishop Robinson was wonderful.  We're still waiting on pictures.  Check the DSM Facebook page - we'll post some there.

I called Albert after the event and simply said, "The Church got that call for Bishop right."

And, for those of you who sent lovely emails and asked in the comments, here is the recipe for Christine's Cheese Straws (because in the South, all recipes are named for a person.  Don't ask.  It's part of our Deep South Crazy.

2 cups of grated sharp cheese
1 stick of Parkay margarine or 1/2 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 level teaspoon of baking powder
Dash (or much more) of red pepper to taste
Salt to taste


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grind or grate the cheese (personal advice - don't use pre-shredded; doesn't work as well for some unknown reason).  Add butter and cream together in a bowl.  Add flour, pepper, baking powder, and salt.

Make straws by pressing dough through a cookie press onto a greased baking sheet (personal aside - if you don't have a cookie press, but the end off of a zip-lock bag and pipe through.  You want straws that are about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch wide and about 2-3 inches long).

Bake about 20 minutes.  Remove to cool.

Eat and enjoy.


Anne Lane said…
I think the pre-shredded has been tossed with cornstarch to keep it from sticking together, which could be why it does not work as well. I look forward to making these-- thanks!
Perpetua said…
Thanks for the recipe (now to convert cups to pounds and ounces :-) ) and so glad Bishop Gene's visit went well.
Unknown said…
Added to the cookeing section of my favorites.

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