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.