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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.

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