My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cheese Straws

I can not believe that I almost forgot to give you a Cheese Straw recipe. Now, Cheese Straws are not just for parties. If you are a real Southern hostess you will have these on hand at all times. You know, just in case the Mayor or Governor stop by for a cocktail.

Serve these on a little polished silver tray with a snow white linen napkin and everyone will know you are probably related to Scarlett.

This recipe is from Charleston Receipts , no I didn't spell it wrong. This cook book is a collection of recipes from the Charleston S.C., Junior League. America's oldest Junior League cookbook in print. Junior League women are some of the hardest working women in the country and they sure know how to entertain.

These can be made ahead and stored in a cookie tin until needed. Get someone to hide them from you or they will all be gone before the party.

Cheese Straws
Makes about 100, and you will need every last one of them
print recipe

1 pound sharp cheese, grated (Don't buy that already grated stuff)
1 3/4 cups plain flour
1/4 pound butter, creamed
1/2 teaspoon salt
Heavy pinch of cayenne pepper

Cream butter, add cheese, salt and pepper, then flour. Put in cookie press or roll thin and cut in narrow strips about 4-inches long. Bake in 350 degrees oven for about 25 minutes or until light brown.

1 comment:

  1. Ha, this is funny. I have that receipt! No I didn't spell it wrong either....I was very close to a wonderful woman who was born in 1900, very southern, and she always used the term "receipt", never recipe! I love it!


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