Friday, May 01, 2009

Cheese Straws

Behold the duel wonders of Trader Joe’s and recipes on the back of food boxes. After deciding on the fruit salsas and making my own tortilla chips, I felt that there needed to be something else to snack on that was at least a wee bit more substantial. I picked up a box of the puff pastry sheets, last seen at Aaron’s birthday party, just in case. As it turns out, the recipe on the back of the puff pastry box for cheese straws is both really easy and really delicious. It’s full of win!

At some point in the future I may attempt to make my own puff pastry but until that day TJ’s has my back. So yes, I am telling you how to make the recipe from the back of the box. I suppose this is helpful if you buy a different brand of puff pastry sheets or makes your own. Whatever, they were good.

Cheese Straws from the back of the Trader Joe’s Puff Pastry Box:

Makes a whole bunch

2 sheets puff pastry
1 egg
Cracked black pepper
A bunch of sharp cheddar cheese (or Swiss or some other flavorful cheese)
A bit of flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Defrost dough for 10 minutes. Roll out onto a lightly floured surface until 1/8” thick. Beat the egg in a small bowl and brush over dough with a pastry brush. Cut with a large knife or pizza cutter into strips about ¾” wide by 3” long. Sprinkle with cheese and a bit of ground black pepper.

Place on a baking sheet that is lined with baking paper or very lightly buttered. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Let cool slightly before removing from pan.

These were a perfect snack to make ahead of time. There would’ve been more for the party, but I ate a bunch throughout the afternoon. Oops! So that’s party post number 3. Almost done!

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