The second recipe I was introduced to was cheese straws which I loved immediately.And it is also easy and quick to make, especially if you have the dough prepared in advance or store bought.My brother-in-law had the pastry already prepared. However, I have the recipe for pastry dough here if you want to start from scratch.
These cheese straws helped liven the spirits of all who were present in the patio. They were even eaten slowly to be savored; wrong! We couldn’t eat it any faster from the oven.I have added this recipe to my Christmas List to serve guests this Christmas coming.
1 cup flour, sifted
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
4 tbsp. shortening
¼ cup hot water
4 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 egg yolk, beaten
Mix flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the shortening.
Pour hot water over butter and stir to melt. Add lemon juice, egg yolk, and mix well.
Stir liquid into dry ingredients and knead.
Chill before use.
Parmesan cheese, grated
Please note: Exact measurement is based on your taste, you may want to add more Parmesan (like me).
Roll out the pastry dough.