Southern Fun

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. quiltworks Avatar

    YOu have lovely visitors! Great photos!


  2. ButterYum Avatar

    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.


  3. Doylene Brents Avatar

    I love cheese straws. Thanks for sharing. Doylene

  4. PATTIE Avatar

    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!

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