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Cheese Straws

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  • Veg
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  • 1 hr 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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When it comes to a flavorful snack, you don’t have many choices for home made ones.

You usually end up having the store bought chips or cookies that are loaded with salt and high sugar content. If you are looking for agreat health and naked homemadesnack that has a cheesy flavor to it then look no further than these crunchy and scrumptious cheese straws (also known as cheese twists). They are quite easy to make and can also be used with soups.

Health benefits

Each cheese straw contains 80 calories and it is quite healthy if taken in moderation. Cheese contains calcium that is beneficial for the bones and teeth.

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How to make Cheese Straws

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 °F.
  2. In an electric mixer bowl, add in the softened cheddar cheese and use the paddle attachment.
  3. Beat the cheese for 15 minutes until it reaches a whipped cream like consistency.
  4. Add 3 cups of flour along with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Add the seasoned four into the cheddar cheese one large spoonful at a time and beat well after every addition.
  6. Add the rest of the flour on in the cheese dough and make sure it reaches a stiff yet still partly soft consistency.
  7. Grease 4 cookie sheets by spraying some cooking spray.
  8. Put some cheese dough on the cookie sheet, press and Make long strips.
  9. Repeat this process until the baking tray is full.
  10. Bake the straws for 20-25 minutes and until they reach a golden brown color.
  11. Cut the strips into the desired length.
  12. Wait for them to cool off on a rack.
  13. Serve with soup or enjoy on its own as a snack. 

Trivia

  1. The most cheese eating country in the world is France where a person eats an average of 57 pounds of cheese in a year.
  2. There are over 2000 types of cheeses.
  3. The most expensive grilled cheese sandwich cost $214 and is sold at New York’s Serendipityrestaurant. The cheese is made from cows that were fed fennel grass and strawberries. The sandwich is also served with truffles and gold flakes.
  4. Cheddar is the second most popular cheese sold in the US after mozzarella. In the UK it is the opposite, cheddar reins number one while mozzarella comes second.
  5. In America, cheese can’t be legally sold as cheese because the manufacturing process is so drastically differentfrom traditional cheese making. Therefore they commercial cheeses use labels like ‘cheese product’ or ‘cheese singles’ etc.
  6. It takes 10 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of cheese.

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