Baked Dates in Cheddar Rosemary Pastry

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Total Time
1hr 40mins
1 hr 25 mins
15 mins

From Nov 2006 Sunset Magazine

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  1. In food processor, pulse butter, cheddar, rosemary, flour, salt, and cayenne until mixture resembles cornmeal.
  2. Add vinegar and 2 tablespoons cold water and pulse until mixture holds together.
  3. On a piece of plastic wrap, form dough into a 6 inch square. Cover with more plastic wrap.
  4. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a 12 inch square. Cut square into 48 1 inch by 3 inch strips.
  7. Wrap each date with a strip, then arrange on 2 baking sheets. Bake about 15 minutes, until lightly golden. Serve hot.
  8. Leftover pastry strips make delicious crackers.