Ever see the commercial outtakes of an elderly couple trying to say "it's a buttery, flaky, crust"? No... well look at it after you read this recipe, because every time I think about crispy cheesy breadsticks, my mind goes straight to that video. You'll thank me after you watch it - grab a tissue because it's so funny you'll cry.
I don't think they'll have an easy time saying this recipe, but I do think they'd have a ball making it! These breadsticks are so easy to make, snack on (which is probably a bad thing), and take on the go! Try it out and let me know what you think!
Bon appétit and happy cooking!
Author: Serena Moroukian
Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 min
Yield: 60 twists
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sharp cheese, grated
1/3 cup cold water
- Rolling Pin
- Fluted pastry cutter (or pizza cutter)
- Ungreased cookie sheet
In a food processor, process butter into dry ingredients until crumbly.
Add cheese (I like to use cracker barrel) and pulse until combined.
Slowly add water into crumbled pastry, 1 tablespoon at a time. Keep pulsing until pastry just comes together.
Roll into a 10 in. (L) x 12 in. (H) rectangle on lightly floured pastry cloth/mat.
Use a knife to cut the pastry in half, horizontally, so you now have two 6 in. sections. Then, start cutting the pastry vertically into 1/2 in. strips with the fluted pastry cutter.
Hold the top end of the strip with one hand, while you use the other hand to twist the bottom clockwise about 5 times. Press down just enough on both ends so the pastry stays in place. Move twists to an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in a 425° for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
I'd love to see how the recipe came out if you tried it. Tag #whatsyourcheatday on your post and I'll be sure to give you a shoutout!