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Breads from Rina's Kitchen


Cheese Straws
Makes 4 dozen

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
water
                   
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease or line a baking
   sheet with parchment paper. 
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, cayenne pepper,
   salt, grated cheese and butter or margarine in a bowl
   and mix until well combined. If needed add a little
   water to make a very stiff dough. 
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll pieces of the dough into
   just slightly thicker than pencil shaped sticks. Cut sticks
   into 4 to 5 inch lengths. Arrange the pieces on the
   baking sheet. 
4. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 mins or until browned. 

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