Cheese Sticks

I read about these tasty snacks over at Sarah’s Place a couple of months back and finally got around to making them.  They are super easy to make and are great served with cocktails.  Reckon they would would well with a dip too.  They have a lovely crispy exterior with a lovely soft interior – I’m sure you could bake them longer to make them crunchy all the way through.  These are like little mini cheesy bread sticks.  Thanks Sarah for a lovely recipe.

Cheese Sticks

Ingredients

1¼ cups all purpose flour
⅓ cup cold butter chopped
¾ cup grated Greyere cheese – I used cheddar as that’s all I had on hand
1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped – I used dry
1 egg yolk
1-3 tbsp water
1 tbsp sea salt

Method

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the flour and butter to a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  3. Add the cheese and oregano and process for 10 seconds until combined.
  4. Add the egg yolk and 1 to 3 tablespoon of water and process until just combined.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a ball.
  6. Using 3 teaspoons of the dough, roll out into a stick approximately 15cm and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  8. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  10. Lightly brush the cheese sticks with water and sprinkle with the sea salt.
  11. bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.
  12. Cool on a wire rack.

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56 thoughts on “Cheese Sticks

  1. Hi Mandy

    I love this recipe a must try for me, a nice party idea served with dip. Seems so simple to make. Sea salt or can I use regular is there a difference?

    Thanks

    • Hi Zaitoon, these cheese sticks are super versatile! You could definitely use regular salt – just be careful not to put too much on though. The coarse salt just creates a prettier finish. Have a lovely day. :-)

  2. Oh my gosh, these are beautiful! They’re so much prettier than mine :) Thank you Mandy, for the link back. I’m glad you tried these. Hubby makes these constantly around here…

    Have a wonderful day dear!

  3. These remind me of the cheese straws my grandmother used to make. Expect hers weren´t as good as these as they were only made with the leftover scraps of pastry from her baking sprinkled with cheese! Do you measure the butter after chopping it up? Sorry, am more used to weight for butter!

    • I must confess to always “guestimating” butter. Don’t think it would be a train smash here if you aren’t exact. 1/3 cup butter would equate to about 85/90g. I bet your grandmothers cheese straws were delicious! Have a super day Tanya. :-)

  4. Mandy these would be a real hit with teenagers, and a good intro to home cooked breads though they are more like a pastry really aren’t they! they look so tasty.. this is why i love your recipes.. i can make them too!

  5. Ooooh, oooh, ooh! I had to like this the minute I saw the picture and before I read the recipe. Now I LOVE it! Gonna make these next time we have company, otherwise I’d eat them all myself. :)

  6. I really do enjoy cheese sticks, Mandy, and they always seem to go so fast when offered at parties. Better make a double batch.
    I hadn’t “discovered” Sarah yet when she posted the original so I think I’ve got some archival digging to do to find some of her other gems. Thanks for sharing, Mandy, and have a great day!

    • Hi John. Cheese sticks really are popular at parties, so a double batch is a grand idea. Sarah has a lovely blog, I am sure you will enjoy what you find. Have an awesome evening. :-)

  7. I always forget about these yummy treats. They make the best dinner starter or lovely little nibble for cocktails. I have a graduation party to cook for and I think I will add these to the menu. Yum!

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