Blue Cheese Straws

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

 

Entertain guests with Blue Cheese Straws—a flavorful twist on a classic Southern appetizer. These cheese straws add a bit of edge with black pepper and a generous hunk of blue cheese.

Yield:

Makes 3 dozen

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 45 Minutes

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces Stilton blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
Parchment paper
Additional black pepper

Preparation

Beat butter, blue cheese, and 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour, and beat until just combined. (Do not overmix.) Shape dough into a log (about 1 3/4 inches in diameter). Wrap in plastic wrap; chill 3 to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 375°. Cut log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle with additional black pepper. Bake, in batches, 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool completely (about 20 minutes).

Note:

Alex Hitz,

December 2013