Quick, easy fingerfood

Before I moved to New Zealand, I had never heard of the Edmonds cookbook. It happens to be the country’s greatest selling cookbook, and was initially designed to sell Edmonds products like baking powder and Champion flour. It has great, easy recipes and one I’ve used a bit lately is for cheese straws. Whenever I’ve taken a plate, they always get eaten!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

Ingredients - note that I used pre-grated mozzarella cheese. I don't eat much cheese at home, so buy the cheapest grated one and freeze it.

Ingredients – note that I used pre-grated mozzarella cheese. I don’t eat much cheese at home, so buy the cheapest grated one and freeze it.

1 cup plain flour

1 tablespoon icing sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of cayenne pepper

25g butter

1/2 cup grated cheese

3 tablespoons milk, approx

Sift flour, icing sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a bowl.

Yep, that looks like breadcrumbs to me!

Yep, that looks like breadcrumbs to me!

Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in cheese.

Dough

Dough

Add just enough milk to form a stiff dough.

Don't forget to use a little flour when rolling out the dough to stop it sticking!

Don’t forget to use a little flour when rolling out the dough to stop it sticking!

Knead lightly and roll out to 2 mm thickness.

Cut into 4 cm squares and place on a greased oven tray. Prick each square with a fork.

A little bit of dough goes a long way...

A little bit of dough goes a long way…

Bake at 200°C for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.

Makes 25.

A plate full of yummy goodness. I got lots of kudos at bookclub for baking rather than bringing store bought goodies. Much cheaper too.

A plate full of yummy goodness. I got lots of kudos at bookclub for baking rather than bringing store bought goodies. Much cheaper too.

Advertisements

4 Comments

Filed under Recipe, Saving money

4 responses to “Quick, easy fingerfood

  1. I just made cheese straws a few weeks ago. My recipe did not have milk. I think I will have to give yours a try, it looks delicious.

  2. Definitely going to try these. Thanks Retroquo !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s