Cheddar Cheese Twists

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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 dozen twists (12 servings)

These cheese twists are similar to cheese straws and very easy to prepare.  Use share Cheddar in these delicious cheese twists, and add a generous dash of ground cayenne pepper.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup flour (sifted)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (ground)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
  • 1/2 cup cheese (shredded sharp Cheddar)
  • 1/3 cup water (cold)

How to Make It

  1. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and cayenne pepper into a medium mixing bowl. Cut in butter or margarine and cheese with a pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Sprinkle cold water over mixture and mix lightly with a fork until mixture holds together and leaves ​the side of the bowl.
  3. Roll out to a rectangle about 12x10 inches on a lightly floured board. Divide in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise into strips 1/2-inch wide. Lift strips carefully and twist gently.
  1. Place twists 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at  425 F (220 C/Gas Mark 7)  for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Carefully transfer cheese twists to wire racks to cool.

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