Maytag Blue Cheese Straws
3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting
Pinch of salt
1 tsp curry powder
2 oz butter plus extra for greasing cookie sheet
2 oz crumbled Maytag Blue Cheese
1 egg, beaten
Poppy and Cumin seeds, for sprinkling
1 Sift the flour, salt, and curry powder into a bowl. Add the butter and cut into dry ingredients until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
Add the Maytag Blue Cheese and half the egg and mix to form a dough.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
2 Lightly grease cookie sheet.
On a floured counter, roll out the dough to l/4-inch thick.
Cut into 3 x 1/2 inch strips.
Pinch the strips lightly along the sides and place on the prepared cookie sheets.
3 Brush the straws with the remaining egg and sprinkle half with poppy seeds and half with cumin seeds.
Bake in a preheated oven, 400° temp, for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Wonderful served with white wine.
You may store unbaked Maytag Blue Cheese Straws in the refrigerator for one week , or freeze for one month. Easy to bake a ½ batch by dividing the dough.
Baked Cheese Straws can be frozen for up to one month; Re-crisp in a 350° oven.
Submitted by: J Lane