“Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.”

By: musicisfoodoflove

Jun 13 2010

Category: Recipes

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-Helen Hayes.

1st cooking trial of this blog was not as successful as I would have hoped…but you know, someone always enjoys what another thinks is a failure (that’s a bad thing to be quoted on but oh well)

These were Cheese ‘straws’ don’t ask me why they call them that…they’re more like twists but oh well.

For this snack, we’ll have the lively “Fun Time” by Count Basie.  I like this because these cheese straws seem to make you want to dance…they’re twists!!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8041928/04%20Fun%20Time.mp3

Preheat the oven to 375F

Firstly get a box of puff pastry, phyllo dough-this will be in a frozen section, also…later in the week I’m going to  give you a recipe that you have to make the dough from scratch, but for now, I’ll be lazy.  You will only need to use one of the two packages in the box (if there are indeed two)

Get a few different types of cheeses, I used extra-sharp cheddar that I found at an open air market downtown that was perfect for this recipe.  I also used asiago cheese and danish bleu cheese that we found in Canada.  Grate about a cup total of all three cheeses (1/3 cup of each type)

Then take the phyllo dough and separate the sheets so that there are relatively the same amount thick.  baste it with melted butter and then sprinkle the cheese (more butter than I used, so about 4 TBS unmelted.)

Add Salt and Pepper to taste (coarse black pepper is better but anything is good!)

Take the other half of the dough, place it on top and roll over with a rolling pin.  put some more butter on top and then cut the dough into strips.

take each strip and twist against itself, aka clockwise one way, counter the other.

Place it on a greased pan and stick it in the oven for about 10 minutes!

You can add some paprika or cayenne (depending on spice level/taste)

ENJOY!

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