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:
    • 1 fork or whisk to beat the eggs
    • 1 fork for mixing the dough mix
    • 1 mixing bowl
    • A grater for the cheese
    • 1 rolling pin
    • 1 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 a tea towel 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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