Quick cheese straws with cheese fondue

By admin
20 August 2014

This is great to serve as a snack when you’re having friends around.

Serves 6 Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 10 min

400 g puff pastry, thawed but cold

1 egg, beaten

mature Cheddar cheese, grated

salt and cayenne pepper

FONDUE

250 ml (1 c) grated Cheddar cheese

250 ml (1 c) grated mozzarella cheese

10 ml (2 t) flour

250 ml (1 c) white wine

2 ml (½ t) garlic powder

salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

1 Lightly roll out the puff pastry once and brush with beaten egg. Transfer to a baking sheet.

2 Sprinkle generously with cheese. Cut the pastry into long strips and dust with salt and cayenne pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until crisp and golden.

3 Fondue: Mix the cheeses with the flour in a large bowl and set aside.

4 Pour the wine into a pot and heat over medium heat (don’t let it boil). Add the garlic powder, salt and pepper and stir. Add a handful of the cheese mixture and stir until the cheese has melted. Continue adding the cheese by the handful until it has all been melted in the wine. Pour into a fondue pot.

5 Serve the cheese straws with the cheese fondue.

-Hope Malau

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