Blue Cheese Straws
October 30, 2010, 2:53 pm
Filed under: Nibbles, Quick and Easy

I published this on my other blog a while back, before this one was started. They make great Christmas gifts!

Blue Cheese straws, people, O yes.

5 oz blue cheese (one of those smallish tubs of crumbles= exactly one cup)
1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons hot sauce (I used Texas Pete’s)
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
Blend the butter, cheese and sauces in a food processor until homogenous. Add the flour and blend, scraping the sides a couple of times. Dump the dough on a countertop and knead until all soft and good. Pat out into a 1/4 thick whatdayacallit and slice into sticks or bites, or however you like. Put onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 35 minutes.

David and I played around with the seasoning. First, we tried with none except the worcestershire sauce. it was good, but lacked spark. Then, we tried a bit of paprika on top. Ok, but not there yet. Then, red pepper, hotter, but lacked depth. Chili powder was good, had more interest than straight up red pepper. Then, due to Buffalo Wing Fantasy, and how one dips them in blue cheese dressing, I tried Hot Sauce. Texas Pete’s, specifically, but I’m thinking Your Favorite would work That’s what’s on wings, right? of course. Perfect! The tang of the vinegar and the heat from the sauce was terrific combination with the blue cheese and butter. O Yes. We have a winner.

*update the next day* The blue cheese straws went over with a big HUZZAH from the gentlemen of the household. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

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