Southern Fun

Submitted by Christi

Just for fun:




and for Foodie Friday

With Designs by Gollum

With Designs by Gollum

Today’s Lagniappe: Cheese Straws
A Southern classic

  • 1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon paprika

Sift together the flour, salt, and dry mustard. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles meal.

Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of water over and stir with a fork until flour is moistened and forms a ball. Add more water, a small amount at a time, if necessary.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface; roll into a rectangle 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle half of the dough surface with 1/3 cup of shredded cheese and 1 teaspoon paprika.

Fold plain half over the covered half and pinch edges to seal. Roll out to a rectangle again and sprinkle half with another 1/3 cup shredded cheese and 1 teaspoon paprika.

Repeat rolling and sprinkling one more time. Roll into a rectangle 1/4-inch thick and cut into 3-inch strips.

Place cheese straws on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425° for 10 to 12 minutes, until puffed and golden brown.


4 Responses to “Southern Fun”

  1. PATTIE Says:

    Christie, thank you! We’re going to try this on the weekend. Ever since we moved here to the South, I’ve been searching for a cheese straw recipe. Nothing I’ve tried has been too impressive-this looks great. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Doylene Brents Says:

    I love cheese straws. Thanks for sharing. Doylene

  3. ButterYum Says:

    Love them!!! Great photos too… I have yet to see a buck in my neighborhood, despite the fact that everyone else in the family has seen one.


  4. quiltworks Says:

    YOu have lovely visitors! Great photos!


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