1/2 cup (115 grams) butter
2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
450 grams sharp cheddar cheese or Edam, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt (if cheese is too salty, use 1/4 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water
How to make Cheese Straws:
- Preheat oven to 400 deg Fahrenheit. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add flour, cayenne, cheese, salt and baking powder.
- Mix well until well combined and put the water while mixing. Put mixture into pastry bag with 1/4 inch round tube.
- Pipe 4-inch long straws 1/2 inch a part onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6 minutes or until golden brown.