Blue Cheese Straws

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Recipe by cathyfood

This recipe is from Tom Sietsema's column in the Sunday Washington Post. Haven't tried it yet myself, but his photos looked great. Posting here to save it until I have a chance to make them. You will need additional flour for dusting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have 2 heavy baking sheets at hand.
  2. Cut chilled butter into chunks. Combine butter, salt, crumbled blue cheese, cayenne, and flour in a food processor. Pulse until a ball of dough forms. Add egg yolk if the dough does not come together, and process until incorporated.
  3. Lightly dust a work surface and rolling pin with flour.
  4. Divide the dough in half. Working with one portion at a time, roll out a rectangle to ¼” thick. Re-dust the rolling pin and work surface as needed. Fold and roll as many times (at least six) as needed to form a tidy 6 X 9 inch rectangle.
  5. Use a long, sharp knife to score the rectangle of dough, creating 18 straws (approx. 1/2” wide X 6” long). Arrange close but not touching on baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt. Bake one sheet at a time for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the straws just begin to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
  7. Store in airtight container.

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