PK’s Cheesy Sticks

The hardest part about making these easy peasy cheesy sticks is waiting for the dough to be ready. Oh and not eating them all before everyone else gets them :).

I have adapted the recipe from http://www.homecookingadventure.com/recipes/homemade-cheese-sticks.

Hot tip: Let your salted butter soften at room temperature for a while. It will make it more workable.

You will be:

  1. Making the dough and letting it sit.
  2. Rolling and cutting the dough.
  3. Cooking the dough.
  4. Serving and storing.

You will need:

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 egg (beaten) for the dough mix
    • 1 egg (beaten) for brushing the dough sticks
    • 4 Tbsp salted butter
    • 2 Tbsp of garlic infused olive oil (or plain)
    • 2 Tbsp cup of milk
    • half a small packet of bakers yeast
    • 1/2 cup grated cheese (I used cheddar)
    • 1.5 cups flour
    • 1/2 tsp raw sugar
    • 1/2 tsp table salt
    • ground black peppercorns to taste
  •  Equipment:
    • a fork or whisk to beat the eggs
    • a fork for mixing the dough mix
    • a mixing bowl
    • a grater for the cheese
    • a rolling pin
    • a dough or pizza cutter
    • an oven tray lined with baking paper

Making the dough and letting it chill

  1. Put the 1.5 cups flour into your mixing bowl and mix in the 1/2 tsp raw sugar and 1/2 tsp table salt.
  2. Drop in the 4 Tbsp salted butter into the bowl and mix in with your hands until you have a slightly crumbly feel.
  3. Mix in the 1/2 cup grated cheese.
  4. Beat one of the eggs with the 1/4 cup oil and 1/4 cup milk.
  5. Add in the yeast to the egg mix and give it a light mixing.
  6. Make a well in the dough mix and pour the egg mix into it.
  7. Mix with a fork and then give it a quick kneading (still in the bowl).
  8. Cover the bowl with cling film and pop it into the fridge for a few hours.

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Rolling and cutting the dough

  1. Working with a bit of extra flour to stop everything sticking, roll out the dough and cut into strips using a pizza cutter.
  2. Put the strips onto an oven tray lined with baking paper (I put a little twist into each for effect).
  3. Brush a bit of the second beaten egg over all of the twists.
  4. Sprinkle with pepper, salt, more cheese, Jalapeno Chili Powder etc etc.

Knead, roll and cut:

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Brush and garnish:

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Cooking the dough

  1. Pop the twists/sticks into a fan-forced oven (preheated to 180C) and cook for about 20 minutes or until golden.

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Serving and storing

I just popped them on a cooling rack for a bit but you can serve them straight away. Perhaps with a bit of PK’s Coriander And Garlic Sauce or aioli :).

They will store well in a Tupperware container or a paper bag for a few days.

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Enjoy,

PK

 

 

 

 

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