Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Had this recipe for years. I have never made but they sound delicious. Prep time is estimated and does not include the chilling time. I would think the dough could be made and frozen also.
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3 tablespoons onions, minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3 -4 dashes Tabasco sauce (to taste)
- 2⁄3 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, fresh, grated
- Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a mixing bowl. Add shortening and cut in with a pastry blender until well incorporated. (I think you could do this with a few pulses in a food processor.) Stir in Cheddar cheese, onion, and Worcestershire and Tabasco sauces. Add buttermilk and stir to make a soft dough.
- Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 475°F
- On a lightly floured board, roll out dough into an 8-x 12-inch rectangle. Wrap loosely around rolling pin and transfer to a cold lightly greased baking sheet. With a metal spatula, cut dough in half lengthwise, then cut across at 1-inch intervals to form the sticks. Brush sticks with melted butter, sprinkle with Parmesan and bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
- Immediately remove from baking sheet and serve hot, or cool on wire racks before storing in airtight containers.