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.
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
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the flour and butter to a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
- Add the cheese and oregano and process for 10 seconds until combined.
- Add the egg yolk and 1 to 3 tablespoon of water and process until just combined.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a ball.
- Using 3 teaspoons of the dough, roll out into a stick approximately 15cm and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Lightly brush the cheese sticks with water and sprinkle with the sea salt.
- bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.
- Cool on a wire rack.
These are actually super addictive and amazing 😀
Choc Chip Uru
I would like to try them with a different cheese next time. Have a happy day. 🙂
I think this would go well with pasta too!
Great idea Raymund. Have a great day. 🙂
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?
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. 🙂
I would imagine they would go well with a nice tomato soup? Look how close you can get with your pics! *envious face*
Ooh that is a scrumity idea Sue! hmm, still battling along with the macro lens… Have a grand day. 🙂
I don’t think you’d need dip. These look perfect as is.
Thanks Greg. have a great day. 🙂
These sound dangerous!
Very moreish. have a super day. 🙂
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!
So weird, I preferred the look of yours 🙂 Even better that you have your hubby making them for you. Have a super day. 🙂
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. 🙂
I know my husband would love a basket of these sitting on our kitchen table.
My hubby also enjoys snacking on things like this. Have a lovely day Karen. 🙂
I think if I made these then I would have to make a double batch as the 1st batch wouldn’t make it to the table!! Thanks for posting
They do tend to have that effect. Have a super day. 🙂
I love this recipe!!! I am definitely going to make it!!!
Enjoy! Have a lovely afternoon Pink. 🙂
Yum! They look delicious, Mandy! xx
Thanks Celia! Have a great day. 🙂 xo
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!
Thanks Celia! I think if there were any teenagers around, the best would be to double the recipe! Have a happy day on the farmy. 🙂
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. 🙂
You could always halve the recipe for personal consumption… just for test purposes that is… Have a super day. 🙂
Hi Mandy! Your cheese sticks look so animated. I wouldn’t be surprised if they started to have a party among themselves!
I wonder if they would like the dip to come to the party too? Have a lovely day. 🙂
Yum – thanks for sharing:)
Glad you like the recipe. Have a super day. 🙂
Love cheese sticks / straws…actually I love all food with cheese! They are great.
With your wonderful skills Angie, you could easily make these into something super special. Have a lovely day. 🙂
I’ve never made my own bread sticks. These look really great and I’m sure they would be wonderful as a pre-dinner snack with a glass of wine xx
A perfect pre-dinner snack with a glass of wine – pass the Chardonnay would you. Have a great day Charlie. 🙂 xo
Perfectly simple 🙂
Thanks Tandy. Have a lovely evening. 🙂
Oh my, those look fantastic!
Thanks Ashley. Have a super day. 🙂
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. 🙂
Yuuuuummy, now all I need is some pasta & red wine ❤ Xxxxx
Sounds perfect to me Kim. Have a stunning day. 🙂 xo
I would be in so much trouble if I had those gorgeous cheese sticks around my kitchen. It’s best they are there with you Mandy!
Oops, they are all finished already! Have a great day Geni. 🙂
Oh my. I’m in heaven. Gruyere. Enough said for me. 🙂
🙂 Have a super Sunday Kristy. 🙂
Oh my these look dangerous! I definitely wouldn’t be able to stop at eating just 1, or 50.
Thanks for stopping by Chung-Ah! Hope you get to make these soon! Have a super week ahead. 🙂
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!
They are also so easy to make Karista which is a double win! I look forward to seeing what else is on the menu for the graduation party. Have a superb week ahead. 🙂
Greyere is one of my favorite kind of cheese! Adding oregano…oh this cheese sticks are great snacks! My husband will open wine, but I don’t need wine to have these snacks… =) Yummy!
These are a definite favourite all around Nami. Hope you get to enjoy them soon. Have a happy week. 🙂
Mmm … they look super!
Thanks very much John. Hope you can make them soon. Have a super day. 🙂