Friday, January 20, 2012

Cheese Straws and a Giveaway!

This is the book we are giving away! It's such a wonderful cookbook full 
of such things as party planning, beverages, pastries, sliders, cheese, 
seafood, dips and so much more!!
You will love this book!!!

Just stop by, leave a comment telling me what your favorite appetizer is,
and you are entered. But do it quickly!!!
Sunday is the last day to enter. The drawing is on Monday.

Contest is Now Closed!

These delicious, savory Cheese Straws were made from a recipe in the cookbook.
Here it is:

Parmesan Cheese Straws
2 ounces Parmesan Grano Cheese-grated
1/2 teaspoon Dried Basil
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Sheet of Puff Pastry~thawed
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Water

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
Mix the cheese, basil, and garlic powder together. Set aside.
On a floured surface, unroll the puff pastry and cut the sheet in half.
You will now have 2 pieces measuring 12 X 7.
Mix together the egg and water for an egg wash.
Gently brush both pieces of pastry with the mix.
Sprinkle the cheese mixture over one side of the pastry.
Take the other piece and put it on the piece with the cheese on it.
The brushed side should be down.
Push down on the edges, and press the air out across the piece.
Using a pastry wheel, or pizza cutter, cut crosswise pieces
1/2" wide. 
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Twist from both ends while they are on the sheet. Secure by pushing
ends into the baking sheet.
Bake 9-11 minutes, but check them at 8 minutes.
Cool slightly.

You will love this recipe, and there are so many great ones, 
just like this one, in the book!
Enter today!!
Good Luck!!

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  1. What a fun giveaway...your cheese straws look irresistible...mmmmmmm.

    My favorite appetizer is baked brie :)

  2. YUMMY!!!!! What a great snack. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and see you next Sunday ~EMM

  3. What a GREAT giveaway and I love cheese straws! My favorite appetizer is bruschetta, but guacamole and salsa with chips is a very close second! Thanks!

  4. Wonderful cheese straws. I am going to be honest we never make apps, not because we don't like them but I don't really know how to make them. When I grew up no one ever made them so I never really learned much about them. My kids love the restaurants that give you roasted garlic and bread as an app. We all go nuts for it.

  5. Those cheese straws look like the perfect snack! What a fun giveaway. My favorite appetizer is anything warm, gooey and filled with cheese!

  6. Looks like a lovely book, my fav would be any kind of chips and dips.....yummm